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Philo of Alexandria was a Jewish philosopher who lived in Roman-ruled Egypt. When the Jews of Alexandria were ordered to defy their beliefs and worship Gaius Julius Caesar, also known as Caligula, they sent Philo to plead their case to the emperor. Philo’s writings provide an account of the atrocities the Jews faced for their refusal to glorify a man as a god. They were dragged to death, burned alive with their families, slaughtered in their homes, and even crucified.
Well versed in Greek and Jewish learning, Philo integrated biblical teachings with Greek philosophy, giving rise to an influential approach to Scripture. The ideas that emerged impacted both Christian and Jewish religious thought. The Works of Philo (24 vols.) contains over 40 of Philo’s works, including On the Creation, Allegorical Interpretation of Genesis 2 and 3, Every Good Man Is Free, The Eternity of the World, and Apology for the Jews.
This collection contains the complete texts in their Loeb Classical Library editions. Each volume is included in its original Greek with an English translation for easy side-by-side comparison. Logos’ language tools help you to go deeper into the Greek texts and explore Philo’s elegant language. Use the dictionary lookup tool to examine difficult Greek words and find every occurrence in your library. There’s never been a better way for students of history, philosophy, world religions, culture, and Greek literature to absorb these intriguing works.
Philo of Alexandria (c. 20 BC–AD 50) was a Jewish philosopher who lived in Roman-ruled Egypt. He was educated in Hellenistic, Roman, and Ancient Egyptian culture and Judaic tradition. Philo recorded the atrocities committed against the Jews, largely by the Roman governor, Flaccus. His theological and philosophical writings used allegorical exegesis to unite Greek Stoic philosophy with Jewish philosophy. His works impacted Christian Church Fathers more than Judaism.
F. H. Colson was headmaster of Plymouth College and a fellow of St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge, UK. He was a translator of ancient Greek.
G. H. Whitaker was a translator of ancient Greek.
Ralph Marcus (1900–1956) was a professor of Semitic Philology at the Jewish Institute of Religion from 1927 to 1943, and an associate professor of Hellenistic culture at the University of Chicago from 1943 to 1950. He was a member of the Academy of Jewish Research and served as an editor for the Journal of Biblical Literature, Classical Philology, and The Review of Religion.
J. W. Earp (1855–1917) was co-translator of On the Embassy to Gaius and General Indexes by Philo of Alexandria.