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Philo (c. 20 B.C.–c. 40 A.D.)

Philo the Jew (fī’lō), or Philo Judæus. An Alexandrine Jewish philosopher; born at Alexandria about 20 B.C. About the year 40, in his old age, he went to Rome at the head of a Jewish embassy, to persuade the emperor Caligula to exempt the Jews from the obligation of paying the emperor divine honors; a full account of this mission is given in Philo’s extant work ‘On the Embassy to Caius.’ We have still many of his writings, or considerable fragments of them.