2017: Year of the Grail (Recap)

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
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The Ptolemaic Amarna Period
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The Destruction of Ptolemaic Jerusalem by Titus (Flamininus)
http://www.domainofman.com/boards/index....

Judas Maccabee, Savior of Saviors
http://www.domainofman.com/boards/index....

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