Now the cities ill-treated the Jews in Asia, and all those also of
the same nation which lived ill Libya, which joins to Cyrene, while the
former kings had given them equal privileges with the other citizens; but
the Greeks affronted them at this time, and that so far as to take away
their sacred money, and to do them mischief on other particular occasions.
When therefore they were thus afflicted, and found no end of their barbarous
treatment they met with among the Greeks, they sent ambassadors to Caesar
on those accounts, who gave them the same privileges as they had before,
and sent letters to the same purpose to the governors of the provinces,
copies of which I subjoin here, as testimonials of the ancient favorable
disposition the Roman emperors had towards us.