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Agrippa's Daughter, The story of an extraordinary woman
Agrippa's Daughter The story of an extraordinary woman Author:Howard Fast An exciting new novel by the author of Spartacus -- the blazing storoy of a Jewish queen whose life was the greatest romance of ancient times. — Red-haired, green-eyes, and strong-willed Queen Berenice, great-grand-daughter of the evil King Herod the Great, was envied and worshipped, loved and hated. Commanding awe and respect in an era when Jew... more »ish roayalty ruled only by consent of the Roman Emperor, Berenice attempted to preserve the remaining Jewish sovereignty from greedy and unscrupulous Roman procurators. But as the feuding factions of Israel engaged in bloody civil war within the holy city of Jerusalem,the Jews become a part of their own destruction.
Once a cold, unloving woman, this magnificent queen becomes a disciple of the House of Hillel, a school of peace -- only to see her beloved husband, physician, and grandson of Rabbi Hillel, become involved and destroyed in the fratricide of civil war.
Having been taught love by Shimeon, Berenice accepts the offering of love from Titus, son of the Emperor, and they plan an impossible but beautiful union between the royal lines of Rome and Israel.
In this major novel of the ancient world, Howard Fast paipnts both the splendor and the ugliness of the people and the cultures of Rome and Jerusalem as he traces the story of the beautiful Berenice. A moving and provoking love story this is perhapes the most mature and the best of Fast's novels.« less