FrashavanI suspect that the Roman reaction to 70 CE and Bar Kochba ..Thu May 17, 2012 17:3126.96.36.199...had more than a little to do with fearing a Persian ploy, if not outright involvement. Thus the banning of the Jews from Judea had more to do with disrupting a Parthian Fifth Column than may be appreciated.
The Emperors must have had secret state archives; it would be wonderful to able to read them, so that we could understand these things more clearly.
- Yes, the Persian faction among the Jews ... Baruch, Wed May 16 22:09really missed it ... though such an invasion did occur at the time that the young Prince Herod (of Bethlehem infamy) was forced from Palestine into temporary Roman exile, and his brother was killed... more
- I suspect that the Roman reaction to 70 CE and Bar Kochba .. Frashavan, Thu May 17 17:31
- "I Claudius" recreated them (nm) Baruch, Thu May 17 17:47
- And was an enjoyable fiction Frashavan, Fri May 18 08:01But the historian in me craves more. Just as I wish we had more ....