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Caligula, Claudius, and Paul Ebook

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Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts from the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum — Volume Five: Caligula, Claudius, and Paul

Compiled by Laurie Bluedorn

Use primary sources to enhance your study of ancient history.

This 95 page ebook can be used to supplement any ancient history curriculum and is suitable for ages ten through adult. For this volume, we combed through the books of 9 ancient authors to find 73 significant excerpts concerning the time period from A.D. 37 to A.D. 54. We then arranged the excerpts chronologically and provided the text and citation for each.

Also available in this series is Ancient Literature — Significant Excerpts From the Books of Classical Authors Which You Can Use to Supplement Your History Curriculum — Volume One: Julius Caesar; Volume Two: Alexander the Great; Volume Three: Augustus, Jesus Christ, and Tiberius; and Volume Four: Ancient Egypt.

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Contents of This Ebook

Josephus – NAME OF AUTHOR
Antiquities of the Jews – NAME OF BOOK
How Tiberius appoints Gaius Caligula to be his successor; Tiberius dies; Agrippa I is freed by Caligula (A.D. 37) – DESCRIPTION OF SIGNIFICANT EXCERPT

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Gaius Caligula rules Rome, and he in turn is ruled by the actors

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Gaius Caligula puts Agrippa I in charge of his grandfather’s domain (A.D. 37)

Luke
Bible: Acts
Paul escapes Damascus (A.D. 37)

Paul
Bible: II Corinthians
Paul escapes Damascus (A.D. 37)

Paul
Bible: Galatians
Paul returns to Jerusalem to see Peter (A.D. 37)

Luke
Bible: Acts
Paul taken to Tarsus (A.D. 37)

Paul
Bible: Galatians
Paul travels into the regions of Syria and Cilicia (A.D. 37)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Agrippa I returns to Palistine (A.D. 38)

Luke
Bible: Acts
Peter raises Tabitha from the dead (A.D. 38)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
How Herod the Tetrarch was banished and thus was punished for his incestuous marriage and for his mocking of Christ (A.D. 39)

Eusebius
Ecclesiastical History
Pontius Pilate forced by Gaius Caligula to commit suicide (A.D. 39)

Suetonius
Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Caligula
Gaius Caligula spanned the gulf between Misenum and Puteoli with a pontoon bridge (A.D. 39)

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Gaius Caligula is given the idea of being worshipped as a god; Gaius Caligula called Jupiter (A.D. 39)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Concerning the embassage of the Jews to Caius Caligula; how Caius Caligula sent Petronius into Syria to make war against the Jews unless they would receive his statue (A.D. 39-41)

Eusebius
The History of the Church
Philo became famous under Gaius Caligula

Philo
Embassy to Gaius
An historical record of an interview which some Jews had with Gaius Caligula (A.D. 40)

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Gaius Caligula is murdered (A.D. 41)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
How the senators determined to restore the democracy; but the soldiers were for preserving the monarchy (A.D. 41)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
How Claudius was seized upon and brought out of his house and brought to the camp; and how the senate sent an embassage to him (A.D. 41)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
What things King Agrippa I did for Claudius; and how Claudius when he had taken the government commanded the murderers of Caius Caligula to be slain (A.D. 41)

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Claudius becomes emperor (A.D. 41)

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Claudius enlarged Agrippa I’s kingdom (A.D. 41)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
How Claudius restored to Agrippa I his grandfather’s kingdoms and augmented his dominions; and how he published an edict in behalf (A.D. 41)

Luke
Bible: Acts
Cornelius, a Roman centurion, sends for Simon Peter and is converted (A.D. 41)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
How Agrippa I began to encompass Jerusalem with a wall (A.D. 42)

Luke
Bible: Acts
The Gospel is spread to the Greeks; Barnabus sent to Antioch (A.D. 42)

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Famine in Rome; Claudius builds the port of Ostia (A.D. 42)

Luke
Bible:Acts
Barnabas goes to Tarsus to find Saul and brings him to Antioch; Agabus’ prophesy of a world-wide famine (A.D. 43)

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Claudius cuts back on number of holidays; demands that Romans speak Latin; Roman citizenship bought and sold

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
What benefits Agrippa I bestowed on the inhabitants of Berytus (A.D. 43)

Luke
Bible:Acts
The famine foretold by Agabus increased; Christian of Antioch collected a gift for Judeans (A.D. 44)

Luke
Bible:Acts
Agrippa I harrasses the Christians (A.D. 44)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Agrippa I was a most religious observer of the Jewish law

Luke
Bible:Acts
Agrippa I kills James, the brother of John (A.D. 44)

Eusebius
The History of the Church
The martyrdom of James the Apostle (A.D. 44)

Luke
Bible:Acts
Agrippa I cast Peter into prison: Peter escapes (A.D. 44)

Luke
Bible:Acts
Agrippa I dies (A.D. 44)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
How Agrippa I dies (A.D. 44)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
What things were done to Agrippa I’s daughters after his death (A.D. 44)

Luke
Bible:Acts
Barnabas and Saul return to Jerusalem; John Mark joins them (A.D. 44)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Claudius, on account of the youth and unskilfulness of Agrippa II (son of Agrippa I), sends Cuspius Fadus to be procurator of Judea and of the entire kingdom (A.D. 44)

Tacitus
Histories
Claudius’ freedmen advise him to entrust the governing of the province of Judea to themselves (A.D. 44)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Concerning the clothes of the high priest (A.D.45)

Luke
Bible:Acts
Paul and Barnabas travel to Cyprus and then to Perga (A.D. 45)

Book of James possibly written (A.D. 45)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Herod (brother of the dead Agrippa I and king of Chalcis) ask Claudius for authority over the temple and treasury (A.D. 45)

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Eclipse of the sun on Claudius’ birthday (A.D. 45)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Theudas, a false prophet, is killed by Fadus (A.D. 45)

Luke
Bible:Acts
Paul and Barnabas in Antioch in Pisidia (A.D. 45)

Luke
Bible:Acts
Paul and Barnabas in Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe; Paul stoned; they return to Antioch in Syria (A.D. 45)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Tiberius replaces Fadus as governor of the Jews (A.D. 45)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Ventidius Cumanus replaces Tiberius Alexander as governor of the Jews; Herod, king of Chalcis, brother of Agrippa I, dies; Agrippa II now rules Chalcis in his uncle’s place (A.D. 48)

Book of Galatians possibly written (A.D. 48 — approximately)
Book of Matthew possibly written (A.D. 50 — approximately)

Luke
Bible:Acts
Meeting at Jerusalem (A.D. 52)

Josephus
Life of Josephus
At age 16 Josephus learns as much as he can about the three sects of the Jews (A.D. 52)

Tacitus
Annals
Reforms of Claudius

Suetonius
Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius
The wives and children of Claudius

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Agrippina gains power and furthers Nero

Suetonius
Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius
Marcus Antonius Felix is a favorite of Claudius

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
How there happened a quarrel between the Jews and the Samaritans; and how Claudius put an end to their differences (A.D. 52)

Tacitus
Annals
Marcus Antonius Felix administers the area of Samaria and Cumanus administers the area of Galilee; Cumanus banished (A.D. 52)

Josephus
The War of the Jews
Claudius makes Felix governor of Judea, Samaria, and Galilee (A.D. 53)

Tacitus
Histories
Character of Felix

Luke
Bible:Acts
Paul begins second missionary journey (A.D. 53)

Suetonius
Lifes of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius
Claudius expells the Jews from Rome (A.D. 54)

Eusebius
The History of the Church
Claudius drives the Jews out of Rome (A.D. 54)

Luke
Bible: Acts
Paul in Athens (A.D.54)

Josephus
Antiquities of the Jews
Felix marries Drusilla, sister of Agrippa II (A.D. 54)

Luke
Bible:Acts
Paul travels to Corinth and remains there 18 months; books of I & II Thessalonians written (A.D. 54)

Suetonius
Lives of the Twelve Caesars: Claudius
Claudius dies (A.D. 54)

Dio Cassius
Roman History
Claudius dies (A.D. 54)

Tacitus
Annals
Claudius dies (A.D. 54)

Seneca
Apocolocyntosis
Excerpts from a political satire on the death of Claudius

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