Decius Mundus Affæren

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According to Flavius Josephus, the emperor Tiberius ordered the temple of Isis in Rome destroyed and its priesthood crucified in AD 19 because of a lurid affair involving sex and bribery. The alleged incident is not known from any other ancient source, and details of the story suggests it represents a literary fiction created to put the expulsion of the Jews from Rome that same year into an apologetic perspective.
Translated title of the contributionThe Decius Mundus Affair
Original languageDanish
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)16-19
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

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