1(i. 1) Ὅσοι δὲ μετὰ τὴν Ἰωταπάτων ἅλωσιν Γαλιλαῖοι Ῥωμαίων ἀφεστήκεσαν, οὗτοι τῶν ἐν Ταριχαίαις ἡττηθέντων προσεχώρουν, καὶ παρέλαβον πάντα Ῥωμαῖοι τὰ φρούρια καὶ τὰς πόλεις πλὴν Γισχάλων καὶ τῶν τὸ Ἰταβύριον ὄρος 2κατειληφότων. συνέστη δὲ τούτοις καὶ Γάμαλα πόλις Ταριχαιῶν ἄντικρυς ὑπὲρ τὴν λίμνην κειμένη. τῆς δ᾿ Ἀγρίππα λήξεως αὕτη τε ἦν καὶ Σωγάνη καὶ Σελεύκεια, καὶ αἱ μὲν ἐκ τῆς Γαυλανίτιδος ἀμφότεραι· τοῦ γὰρ ἄνω καλουμένου Γαυλανᾶ μέρος ἦν ἡ Σωγάνη, τοῦ κάτω δ᾿ ἡ Γάμαλα· 3Σελεύκεια δὲ πρὸς τῇ Σεμεχωνιτῶν λίμνῃ. ταύτῃ τριάκοντα μὲν εὖρος, ἑξήκοντα δὲ μῆκος στάδιοι·
(i. 1) Such Galilaeans as after the fall of Jotapata Most of Galilee surrenders: places still in revolt. still remained in revolt from Rome now, on the reduction of Tarichaeae, surrendered; and the Romans received the submission of all the fortresses and towns except Gischala and the force which had occupied Mount Tabor. Gamalaa was also in league with these rebels, a city situated on the other side of the lake, opposite Tarichaeae. Gamala formed part of the territory allotted to Agrippa, like Sogane and Seleuciab; Gamala and Sogane were both in Gaulanitis, the latter belonging to what is known as Upper, the former to Lower, Gaulan; Seleucia was near the lake Semechonitis.c That lake is thirty furlongs in breadth and sixty in length; but its
- aUsually identified with Kul‛ at el Ḥ̣oṣn, close to the E. side of the lake, opposite Tiberias; by others with Dschamle, a day’s journey E. of the lake, Schürer, G.J.V.3 i. 615 f. At the opening of the war it kept its allegiance to Rome, under the influence of Agrippa’s officer Philip, Vita 46–61; afterwards it joined the insurgents.
- bSogane (in Gaulan, unidentified; distinct from S. in Galilee) and Seleucia (Selukiyeh, N.E. of Bethsaida Julias) are mentioned together in Vita 187, B. ii. 574, as places fortified by Josephus.
- cBaheiret el Huleh, the little lake N. of Gennesaret; B. iii. 515. Its length as here given (60 “stades” = nearly 7 miles) must include part of the northern marshes; the dimensions on the modern map are 4 miles by 3 (at its broadest part).