To Roman #23, who commanded the legions of Titus? A JEW! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jake
    • 29.11.07 | 18:19 (IST)

    Titus' right-hand man in putting down the Jewish rebellion, the Praetorian Prefect Tiberius Julius Alexander, was not only a Jew, but came from the most important Jewish family whose wealth had paid for the construction of the Jewish temple. His uncle, Philo, was at this time one of the most important philosophers in Alexandria. Pliny the Elder called Jerusalem "by far the most famous city of the east, and not of Judaea only", and described the Jewish temple as a magnificent feat of engineering. Emperor Titus was engaged to marry to Queen Berenice, the last scion of the Levite Hashmonean Dynasty, whom he dearly loved, but was obliged to dismiss her from his court because the senate and people of Rome feared her influence as a "new Cleopatra". A number of muscial works "Titus and Berenice" have been composed in this regard. (Continued)

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