Contents: The Rise of Herod. - Herod's Greater Judea. - Anti-Climax. - Summing Up. - Notes. - Maps. - Chronological Table. - Genealogical Table. - Further Reading. - Index. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and twelve maps. Michael Grant (1914-2004) was an English classicist, numismatist and author, editor and translator of numerous popular books on ancient history.