THIS advice the people hearkened to, and went up into the temple
with the king and Bernice, and began to rebuild the cloisters; the rulers
also and senators divided themselves into the villages, and collected the
tributes, and soon got together forty talents, which was the sum that was
deficient. And thus did Agrippa then put a stop to that war which was threatened.
Moreover, he attempted to persuade the multitude to obey Florus, until
Caesar should send one to succeed him; but they were hereby more provoked,
and cast reproaches upon the king, and got him excluded out of the city;
nay, some of the seditious had the impudence to throw stones at him. So
when the king saw that the violence of those that were for innovations
was not to be restrained, and being very angry at the contumelies he had
received, he sent their rulers, together with their men of power, to Florus,
to Cesarea, that he might appoint whom he thought fit to collect the tribute
in the country, while he retired into his own kingdom.