NOW after Herod was in possession of the kingdom, Hyrcanus the high
priest, who was then a captive among the Parthians, came to him again,
and was set free from his captivity, in the manner following: Barzapharnes
and Pacorus, the generals of the Parthians, took Hyreanus, who was first
made high priest and afterward king, and Herod's brother, Phasaelus captives,
and were them away into Parthis. Phasaelus indeed could not bear the reproach
of being in bonds; and thinking that death with glory was better than any
life whatsoever, he became his own executioner, as I have formerly related.