Josephus, Jewish Antiquities

LCL 489: 258-259

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(i. 1) Σόσσιος μὲν οὖν καὶ Ἡρώδης ὡς κατὰ κράτος ἔλαβον Ἱεροσόλυμα καὶ πρὸς τούτοις αἰχμάλωτον Ἀντίγονον, ἡ πρὸ ταύτης ἡμῖν ἐδήλωσε 2βίβλος· τὰ δ᾿ ἐκείνοις1 συνεχῆ νῦν ἐροῦμεν. ἐπειδὴ γὰρ τῆς ὅλης Ἰουδαίας ἐνεχειρίσθη τὴν ἀρχὴν Ἡρώδης, τοῦ κατὰ τὴν πόλιν πλήθους ὅσοι μὲν ἦσαν ἰδιωτεύοντος2 ἔτι3 τἀκείνου φρονοῦντες ἐν προαγωγῇ τούτους ἐποιεῖτο, τοὺς δὲ τὰ τῶν ἐναντίων ἑλομένους οὐκ ἐπέλιπε τιμωρούμενος καὶ 3κολάζων καθ᾿ ἑκάστην ἡμέραν. ἐτιμῶντο δὲ μάλιστα παρ᾿ αὐτῷ Πολλίων ὁ Φαρισαῖος καὶ Σαμαίας4 ὁ τούτου μαθητής· πολιορκουμένων γὰρ τῶν Ἱεροσολύμων οὗτοι συνεβούλευον τοῖς πολίταις δέξασθαι τὸν Ἡρώδην, ἀνθ᾿ ὧν καὶ τὰς 4ἀμοιβὰς ἀπελάμβανον. ὁ δὲ Πολλίων5 οὗτος καὶ κρινομένου ποτὲ Ἡρώδου τὴν ἐπὶ θανάτῳ προεῖπεν ὀνειδίζων Ὑρκανῷ καὶ τοῖς δικάζουσιν ὡς περισωθεὶς Ἡρώδης ἅπαντας αὐτοὺς


Jewish Antiquities XV

Book XV

(i. 1) How Sossius and Herod took Jerusalem byHerod spares Pollion and Samaias. force and in addition took Antigonus captive has been related in our preceding book. We shall now speak of the things that followed those events. When Herod had got the rule of all Judaea into his hands, he showed special favour to those of the city’s populace who had been on his side while he was still a commoner,a but those who chose the side of his opponents he harried and punished without ceasing for a single day. Especially honoured by him were Pollion the Pharisee and his disciple Samaias, for during the siege of Jerusalem these men had advised the citizens to admit Herod, and for this they now received their reward. This same Pollionb had once, when Herod was on trial for his life, reproachfully foretold to Hyrcanus and the judges that if Herod’s life were spared, he would (one day) persecute

DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.josephus-jewish_antiquities.1930