Josephus (c. 37/38-100)

“Famine is truly the worst form of suffering and decency its greatest victim.”

  • From The Jewish War by Josephus (trans. Henry Thackeray, Loeb 1961) and also referenced in Eusebius’ The Church History (trans. Paul Maier, 1999). The quote comes from Josephus’ commentary about the Roman siege of Jerusalem in the year 70.

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