themselves their country's power, and had made it evident to all men, that neither themultitude of their enemies, nor the strength of their places, nor the largeness of their cities, nor the rash boldness and brutish rage of their antagonists, were sufficient at anytime to get clear of the Roman valor, although some of them may have fortune in manyrespects on their side. He said further, that it was but reasonable for them to put an end tothis war, now it had lasted so long, for that they had nothing better to wish for when theyentered into it; and that this happened more favorably for them, and more for their glory,that all the Romans had willingly accepted of those for their governors, and the curatorsof their dominions, whom they had chosen for them, and had sent into their own countryfor that purpose, which still continued under the management of those whom they had pitched on, and were thankful to them for pitching upon them. That accordingly, althoughhe did both admire and tenderly regard them all, because he knew that every one of themhad gone as cheerfully about their work as their abilities and opportunities would givethem leave; yet, he said, that he would immediately bestow rewards and dignities onthose that had fought the most bravely, and with greater force, and had signalized their conduct in the most glorious manner, and had made his army more famous by their nobleexploits; and that no one who had been willing to take more pains than another shouldmiss of a just retribution for the same; for that he had been exceeding careful about thismatter, and that the more, because he had much rather reward the virtues of his fellowsoldiers than punish such as had offended.3. Hereupon Titus ordered those whose business it was to read the list of all that had performed great exploits in this war, whom he called to him by their names, andcommended them before the company, and rejoiced in them in the same manner as a manwould have rejoiced in his own exploits. He also put on their heads crowns of gold, andgolden ornaments about their necks, and gave them long spears of gold,. and ensigns thatwere made of silver, and removed every one of them to a higher rank; and besides this, he plentifully distributed among them, out of the spoils, and the other prey they had taken,silver, and gold, and garments. So when they had all these honors bestowed on them,according to his own appointment made to every one, and he had wished all sorts of happiness to the whole army, he came down, among the great acclamations which weremade to him, and then betook himself to offer thank-offerings [to the gods], and at oncesacrificed a vast number of oxen, that stood ready at the altars, and distributed themamong the army to feast on. And when he had staid three days among the principalcommanders, and so long feasted with them, he sent away the rest of his army to theseveral places where they would be every one best situated; but permitted the tenth legionto stay, as a guard at Jerusalem, and did not send them away beyond Euphrates, wherethey had been before. And as he remembered that the twelfth legion had given way to theJews, under Cestius their general, he expelled them out of all Syria, for they had lainformerly at Raphanea, and sent them away to a place called Meletine, near Euphrates,which is in the limits of Armenia and Cappadocia; he also thought fit that two of thelegions should stay with him till he should go to Egypt. He then went down with his armyto that Cesarea which lay by the sea-side, and there laid up the rest of his spoils in greatquantities, and gave order that the captives should he kept there; for the winter seasonhindered him then from sailing into Italy.