This book is the first English commentary on Philo’s In Flaccum since the publication of Box in 1939. The work contains an introduction in which matters of genre, historical background, the textual evidence etc. are discussed. This is followed by a new English translation of the Greek text. The main part of the book is a detailed philological and historical commentary on Philo’s text. Since In Flaccum is our only source for the anti-Jewish pogrom in Alexandria in the year 38 CE, it is of the utmost significance for the study of the origins and early history of antisemitism. The book is of interests for scholars of Judaism, Ancient History, Biblical Studies, Classical Literature, and History of Religions.
By Albert C. Geljon and David T. Runia
From antiquity to the present day Philo of Alexandria has been famous for his allegorical treatises on Genesis. This is the first translation and commentary on an allegorical work in the Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series.
By Walter T. Wilson
In the treatise On Virtues, Philo of Alexandria demonstrates how Moses, the constitution he established, and the community that follows its laws embody certain moral ideals (courage, humanity, repentance, and nobility) that were widely admired in the Greco-Roman world.
David T. Runia
This study is the first volume in the new Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series. It contains a new English translation of the Jewish philosopher’s famous treatise On the creation of the cosmos (the first for seventy years), and the first ever commentary in English.
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