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Flavius Josephus' Self-Characterization in First-Century Rome: A Literary Analysis of the Autobiographical Passages in the Bellum Judaicum

Glas, E., 2020, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 328 p.

Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)

APA

Glas, E. (2020). Flavius Josephus' Self-Characterization in First-Century Rome: A Literary Analysis of the Autobiographical Passages in the Bellum Judaicum. University of Groningen. https://doi.org/10.33612/diss.135980205

Author

Glas, Eelco. / Flavius Josephus' Self-Characterization in First-Century Rome : A Literary Analysis of the Autobiographical Passages in the Bellum Judaicum. [Groningen] : University of Groningen, 2020. 328 p.

Harvard

Glas, E 2020, 'Flavius Josephus' Self-Characterization in First-Century Rome: A Literary Analysis of the Autobiographical Passages in the Bellum Judaicum', Doctor of Philosophy, University of Groningen, [Groningen]. https://doi.org/10.33612/diss.135980205

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Flavius Josephus' Self-Characterization in First-Century Rome : A Literary Analysis of the Autobiographical Passages in the Bellum Judaicum. / Glas, Eelco.

[Groningen] : University of Groningen, 2020. 328 p.

Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)

Vancouver

Glas E. Flavius Josephus' Self-Characterization in First-Century Rome: A Literary Analysis of the Autobiographical Passages in the Bellum Judaicum. [Groningen]: University of Groningen, 2020. 328 p. https://doi.org/10.33612/diss.135980205


BibTeX

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