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However, what made this battle qualitatively different from most was not just the difficulty Rome had in retaking control of it with incredibly disproportionate military equipment and numbers, but also the actions of the Judean defenders. In the final hours of the battle, just as the Romans were about to breach the walls of the city, the defenders gathered together and committed mass suicide, rather than being killed or taken captive by the Romans.
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By Jan on 06-14-17
Rather well done in its way
historical-places-events, historical-figures, historical-research, history-and-culture
The publisher's blurb gives a scholarly overview of the basic reasons that this conflict occurred. If you are a non Jewish American, think of Masada the way you think of the Alamo. This lesson in a segment of Jewish history is presented in the form of a story told by a woman survivor to her grandson. It seems to be an adaptation of that recounted by the historian known as Josephus. This makes it more real and easier to understand for some readers who are unfamiliar with it. I do agree that it is certainly less dry than many theses.
The narrator performed very well.
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