The following is an excerpt (#14 of 20) from:
"Jesus Among the Julio-Claudians"
copyright 2017 Charles N. Pope
In the previous 12 blogs it was shown that the early Julio-Claudian Dynasty patterned itself quite closely after the early Hellenistic Period, and as follows:
Julius Caesar = neo-Alexander III (“The Great”)
Pompey = neo-Darius III
Crassus = neo-Seleucus/Lysimachus
Octavius/Augustus = neo-Antiochus
Caesarion = neo-Alexander IV
Tiberius = neo-Ptolemy Epigone
Marc Antony = neo-Ptolemy Soter
Herod = neo-Heracles/Ptolemy Ceraunus
Even more surprising, we shall find that the emulation of Alexander and his dynasty did not end there. The entire Julio-Claudian dynasty was conceived as a repetition of the Ptolemaic/Seleucid Period. And of particular interest to Grail study, this included a Roman rendition of leading Hellenistic savior figures.
For those who wish to “read ahead” in anticipation of the next blogs in this series, please go to these pages:
The Ptolemaic Joseph
The Ptolemaic Amarna Period
The Destruction of Ptolemaic Jerusalem by Titus (Flamininus)
Judas Maccabee, Savior of Saviors
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