RE: [XTalk] Re: Friends of Caesar
- Josephus has a brief discussion oh Herod as firend of caesar.
Caesar said that one was safer being Herod's pig than Herod's son.
Josephus records in Antiquities of the Jews, XVI, ix 3; Book 16, section 286
that Augustus was furious with Herod in 8 BCE and threatened to treat him no
longer as a friend (Client), but as a subject (subject to taxes). Josephus
stated that Augustus wrote to Herod. The sum of his epistle was this, that
whereas of old he had used him as his friend, he should now use him as his
Richard H. Anderson