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By Maurice Sartre

In a sequence of marvelous snapshots, each one a different little bit of a bigger tale, Maurice Sartre’s Histoires Grecques spans the grand narrative of Greek tradition over 1000 years and an enormous expanse of land and sea. From Homer to Damascius, from contemporary discoveries in Kandahar to an account of the homicide of Hypatia in 415 CE, each one image captures a second within the heritage of Greek civilization. jointly they give a clean viewpoint on an historic tradition whose wealth and intensity of inspiration, sort and multiplicity of accomplishments, and superb continuity via time and house have made it the Western world’s tradition of reference.

A textual fragment, a coin, an epigraph: every one artifact and snapshot launches Sartre―and his readers―on a trip into the sensible mysteries of Greek civilization. starting from Afghanistan to the Mediterranean global, those excursions―step by way of step, second by means of moment―finally quantity to a breathtaking imaginative and prescient of 1 of crucial civilizations of all time. Histoires Grecques indicates the newcomer and the professional student alike how historical past itself is written―and imparts the adventure, and the excitement, of learning background as discrete tales visible in the course of the eyes of 1 of the main eminent historians of historic Greece.

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Sans prendre pour argent comptant les innombrables péripéties du récit de Flavius Josèphe, il apparaît qu’un yes Josèphe, le fils ou plutôt le petit-fils du Toubias dont nous avons cité l. a. lettre en tête de chapitre, a obtenu l. a. ferme de l’ensemble des impôts payables dans l. a. province au titre de l. a. dot de Cléopâtre. Ce qui en dit lengthy sur sa fortune, mais surtout le fait clairement apparaître comme l’un de ces Juifs de cour dont on connaît des exemples – réels ou romanesques – depuis Esdras et Néhémie jusqu’à Mardochée et Daniel. Josèphe dispose de bureaux à Alexandrie, y entasse une fortune colossale, son fils Hyrcan y participe à los angeles vie de cour et offre de somptueux cadeaux au roi, en dépit des remontrances de son père et de ses frères plus âgés. D’ailleurs, son perspective conduit à une rupture et à los angeles guerre ouverte entre lui et ses frères. Vainqueur, Hyrcan s’installe à son travel en Transjordanie, et fait construire le palais évoqué plus haut. Monument atypique, et que l’on a longtemps hésité à identifier. Encore aujourd’hui, certains savants continuent à y voir un temple rival de celui de Jérusalem. Les fouilles françaises ont définitivement montré qu’il s’agit bien du palais du Tobiade Hyrcan, celui-là même dont parle Flavius Josèphe, affirmant que son palais est orné d’animaux sauvages en bas-relief que l’on peut voir aujourd’hui encastrés dans les murs. Pour une raison sans doute politique, Hyrcan préféra se suicider au début du règne d’Antiochos IV. On s’est interrogé sur les raisons de ses craintes, mais elles s’expliquent au mieux si, comme je le crois, Hyrcan a repris après son père los angeles ferme des taxes lagides en Syrie-Phénicie. Il apparaît donc étroitement lié aux Lagides.

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