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Josephus Flavius, Jewish War, 5.81-5.84


καὶ δοκεῖ τότε ἂν κινδυνεῦσαι τὸ τάγμα πᾶν, εἰ μὴ Τίτος ἀγγελθὲν αὐτῷ τάχος ἐπεβοήθησε, καὶ πολλὰ ὀνειδίσας εἰς ἀνανδρίαν ἐπιστρέφει μὲν τοὺς φεύγονταςNay, things looked as though the entire legion would have been in danger, unless Titus had been informed of the case they were in, and had sent them succors immediately. So he reproached them for their cowardice, and brought those back that were running away


αὐτὸς δὲ πλαγίοις τοῖς ̓Ιουδαίοις προσπεσὼν μεθ' ὧν ἧκεν ἐπιλέκτων συχνοὺς μὲν ἀναιρεῖ, τιτρώσκει δὲ πλείους, τρέπεται δὲ πάντας καὶ συνωθεῖ κατὰ τῆς φάραγγος.and fell himself upon the Jews on their flank, with those select troops that were with him, and slew a considerable number, and wounded more of them, and put them all to flight, and made them run away hastily down the valley.


οἱ δ' ἐν τῷ κατάντει πολλὰ κακωθέντες ὡς διεξέπεσον, ἄντικρυς ἐπιστρέφονται καὶ μέσην ἔχοντες τὴν χαράδραν τοῖς ̔Ρωμαίοις διεμάχοντο.Now as these Jews suffered greatly in the declivity of the valley, so when they were gotten over it, they turned about, and stood over against the Romans, having the valley between them, and there fought with them.


μέχρι μὲν δὴ μέσης ἡμέρας οὕτως ἐπολέμουν, ὀλίγον δ' ἀπὸ μεσημβρίας ἐκκλίνοντος ἤδη, Τίτος τοὺς μεθ' αὑτοῦ προσβοηθήσαντας καὶ τοὺς ἀπὸ τῶν σπειρῶν τοῖς ἐκτρέχουσιν ἀντιπαρατάξας τὸ λοιπὸν τάγμα πρὸς τὸν τειχισμὸν ἀνέπεμπεν εἰς τὴν ἀκρώρειαν.Thus did they continue the fight till noon; but when it was already a little after noon, Titus set those that came to the assistance of the Romans with him, and those that belonged to the cohorts, to prevent the Jews from making any more sallies, and then sent the rest of the legion to the upper part of the mountain, to fortify their camp.


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1. Josephus Flavius, Jewish War, a b c d\n0 "1.3" "1.3" "1 3" \n1 1.10 1.10 1 10 \n2 1.6 1.6 1 6 \n3 1.7 1.7 1 7 \n4 1.8 1.8 1 8 \n5 1.9 1.9 1 9 \n6 2.12 2.12 2 12 \n7 2.13 2.13 2 13 \n8 2.14 2.14 2 14 \n9 2.44 2.44 2 44 \n10 2.45 2.45 2 45 \n11 2.46 2.46 2 46 \n12 2.47 2.47 2 47 \n13 2.48 2.48 2 48 \n14 2.49 2.49 2 49 \n15 2.50 2.50 2 50 \n16 2.69 2.69 2 69 \n17 2.70 2.70 2 70 \n18 2.71 2.71 2 71 \n19 2.72 2.72 2 72 \n20 2.73 2.73 2 73 \n21 2.74 2.74 2 74 \n22 2.75 2.75 2 75 \n23 2.76 2.76 2 76 \n24 2.77 2.77 2 77 \n25 2.78 2.78 2 78 \n26 2.79 2.79 2 79 \n27 3.110 3.110 3 110\n28 3.111 3.111 3 111\n29 3.112 3.112 3 112\n30 3.113 3.113 3 113\n31 5.409 5.409 5 409\n32 5.410 5.410 5 410\n33 5.411 5.411 5 411\n34 5.79 5.79 5 79 \n35 5.82 5.82 5 82 \n36 5.83 5.83 5 83 \n37 5.84 5.84 5 84 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2. Suetonius, Titus, 3, 1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. Tacitus, Histories, 2.1 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.1.  Fortune was already, in an opposite quarter of the world, founding and making ready for a new dynasty, which from its varying destinies brought to the state joy or misery, to the emperors themselves success or doom. Titus Vespasianus had been dispatched by his father from Judea while Galba was still alive. The reason given out for his journey was a desire to pay his respects to the emperor, and the fact that Titus was now old enough to begin his political career. But the common people, who are always ready to invent, had spread the report that he had been summoned to Rome to be adopted. This gossip was based on the emperor's age and childlessness, and was due also to the popular passion for designating many successors until one is chosen. The report gained a readier hearing from the nature of Titus himself, which was equal to the highest fortune, from his personal beauty and a certain majesty which he possessed, as well as from Vespasian's good fortune, from prophetic oracles, and even from chance occurrences which, amid the general credulity, were regarded as omens. When Titus received certain information with regard to Galba's death he was at Corinth, a city of Achaia, and met men there who positively declared that Vitellius had taken up arms and begun war; in his anxiety he called a few of his friends and reviewed fully the two possible courses of action: if he should go on to Rome, he would enjoy no gratitude for an act of courtesy intended for another emperor, and he would be a hostage in the hands of either Vitellius or Otho; on the other hand, if he returned to his father, the victor would undoubtedly feel offence; yet, if his father joined the victor's party, while victory was still uncertain, the son would be excused; but if Vespasian should assume the imperial office, his rivals would be concerned with war and have to forget offences.


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