But as to Titus, he sailed over from Achaia to Alexandria, and that
sooner than the winter season did usually permit; so he took with him those
forces he was sent for, and marching with great expedition, he came suddenly
to Ptolemais, and there finding his father, together with the two legions,
the fifth and the tenth, which were the most eminent legions of all, he
joined them to that fifteenth legion which was with his father; eighteen
cohorts followed these legions; there came also five cohorts from Cesarea,
with one troop of horsemen, and five other troops of horsemen from Syria.
Now these ten cohorts had severally a thousand footmen, but the other thirteen
cohorts had no more than six hundred footmen apiece, with a hundred and
twenty horsemen. There were also a considerable number of auxiliaries got
together, that came from the kings Antiochus, and Agrippa, and Sohemus,
each of them contributing one thousand footmen that were archers, and a
thousand horsemen. Malchus also, the king of Arabia, sent a thousand horsemen,
besides five thousand footmen, the greatest part of which were archers;
so that the whole army, including the auxiliaries sent by the kings, as
well horsemen as footmen, when all were united together, amounted to sixty
thousand, besides the servants, who, as they followed in vast numbers,
so because they had been trained up in war with the rest, ought not to
be distinguished from the fighting men; for as they were in their masters'
service in times of peace, so did they undergo the like dangers with them
in times of war, insomuch that they were inferior to none, either in skill
or in strength, only they were subject to their masters.