The bittersweet demise of Herod the Great

Litchfield, W. Reid
May 1998
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;May1998, Vol. 91 Issue 5, p283
Academic Journal
The article presents information about the terminal sufferings and death of Herod the Great whose original name was Marcus Julius Agrippa. The personality of Herod and his final illness have been described in details. Information about Herod's illness is based on the description given by great Jewish historian Flavius Josephus in his two books " Antiquities of the Jews" and "The Jewish War."


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