Pontius Pilate

Ann Wroe

The foil to Jesus, the defiant antihero of the Easter tale, mocking, skeptical Pilate is a old determine who haunts our mind's eye. For a few he's a saint, for others the embodiment of human weak spot, an archetypal flesh presser keen to sacrifice one guy for the sake of balance. during this dazzlingly conceived biography, a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Ann Wroe brings guy and fable to lifestyles. operating from classical resources, she plunges us into the realm of biblical Judaea less than the reign of the erratic and licentious emperor Tiberius and we could us see the trial of Jesus, in all its confusion, from the viewpoint of his executioner.

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