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What happened to the Brill Josephus series?

January 31, 2013

There are three major English versions of Josephus: 

(Also worth mentioning is Betty Radice’s lively translation of Judean War.)

But the Brill series seems to have been interrupted.  It was originally projected to be completed in four years after the earliest volumes appeared in 1999, and that deadline has clearly been missed.  The last volume to appear in the series showed up five years ago, in 2008 (volume 1B containing book 2 of Judean War). 

It will be a pity if the Brill series is abandoned since it looked to be the best version of Josephus in English; the reviews of the volumes were strong (example 1, example 2).

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