Nor would Phasaelus think of forsaking Hyrcanus and flying away,
although Ophellius earnestly persuaded him to it; for this man had learned
the whole scheme of the plot from Saramalla, the richest of all the Syrians.
But Phasaelus went up to the Parfilian governor, and reproached him to
his face for laying this treacherous plot against them, and chiefly because
he had done it for money; and he promised him that he would give him more
money for their preservation, than Antigonus had promised to give for the
kingdom. But the sly Parthian endeavored to remove all this suspicion by
apologies and by oaths, and then went [to the other] Pacorus; immediately
after which those Parthians who were left, and had it in charge, seized
upon Phasaelus and Hyrcanus, who could do no more than curse their perfidiousness
and their perjury.