Herod as a client prince of the Roman Empire

by Katherine Eleanor Prehn

Institution: University of Missouri – Columbia
Year: 1911
Record ID: 1521906
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/14722


This thesis is not primarily intended to be a collection of new material concerning Herod, but rather an interpretation of the facts already known. There are many accounts of Herod, enumerating with great detail the important and even minor incidents of his life, but none of these make any serious attempt to treat his history from the Roman point of view. And since it was the Romans and not the Jews who really determined his conduct and the events of his reign, the aim of the following paper willustrations be to treat Herod, not as King of the Jews, but in his proper position, that is, as a Client Prince of the Roman Empire.