Marcus Antonius Julianus

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First century Israel

Marcus Antonius Julianus was a procurator of Judea from 66-70 AD, during the time of the Great Jewish Revolt.[1]


Julianus had taken over the role from Gessius Florus,[2] who had done a poor job in avoiding conflict. Especially as the Procurator had used the palaces of Herod at Cæsarea for themselves[3] and as a barracks for the Roman troops, he had also taken gold from the temple's of the Jews in the name of the emperor.

It may be that Marcus Antonius Julianus was a relative of Marcus Antonius Felix,[1] governor from 52 to 58. Which would have helped him to have a better understanding of affairs. However Julianus failed in stopping the revolt from becoming a war.


The only person to have kept records of the time was Flavius Josephus, who states that the real power at the time was with the General Vespasian, and then from 70 AD. his son Titus.[1]

According to the writer Minucius Felix (in Octavius 33.4) he wrote a history relevant to the Jews, but that too is now lost.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Marcus Antonius Julianus". Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Marcus Antonius Julianus". Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "PROCURATORS". Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Gessius Florus
Procurator of Judea
Succeeded by
Sextus Vettulenus Cerialis