LIVY ° (Titus Livius ; 59 b.c.e.–17 c.e.), Roman historian who mentioned Jews at least twice in his writings. He records that until the capture of the Temple in Jerusalem by Pompey (63 b.c.e.), the sanctuary had never been violated (Epitome, book 102). Livy's history is cited by Josephus (Ant., 14:68) as testimony to the heroic conduct of the priests, who even during the siege and capture of Jerusalem continued to offer the daily sacrifices.
M. Stern, Greek and Latin Authors on Jews and Judaism, vol. 1 (1974), 328–31.
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