This article presents an edition of a twelfth-century versification of Josephus’ Jewish War composed by Geoffrey, prior and later abbot of the Templum Domini in Jerusalem. The versification is the third and final poem in a three-part collection, the first of which was composed by Achard of Arrouaise, Geoffrey’s predecessor as prior of the Templum Domini, while the second poem comprises a versification made by Geoffrey of 1 and 2 Maccabees. The present edition is preceded by a brief discussion of the available prosopographical evidence surrounding Geoffrey, who played an important role in Jerusalemite politics in the mid-twelfth century. A more detailed overview of the manuscript evidence and affiliations of the manuscripts follows, concluding with a short discussion of the sources used by Geoffrey in his versification and a brief statement on the editorial principles underlying the edition.
|Status||Udgivet - 2014|