4.0829 Etext Q: Josephus Flavius (1/11)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 12 Dec 90 22:57:48 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0829. Wednesday, 12 Dec 1990.

Date: Mon, 10 Dec 90 18:28:04 EST
From: Michael Strangelove <441495@UOTTAWA>
Subject: Josephus Flavius on E-Text.

I am seeking the works of Josephus Flavius on E-Text (it is not yet on
the TLG), particularly his VITA. Does any such animal exist?

I am also trying to find literary parallels from the ancient
Mediterranean corpora of Josephus' actions when faced with a mob trial.
In V 136-140 Jos. tells of how he dressed in black and hung his sword
around his neck before confronting a mob. I am searching for parallels
to the action of hanging a sword around ones neck. Any leads or
speculation on the cultural significance of this would be most welcome.

Michael Strangelove