NOW Vespasian returned to Ptolemais on the fourth day of the month
Panemus, [Tamus] and from thence he came to Cesarea, which lay by the sea-side.
This was a very great city of Judea, and for the greatest part inhabited
by Greeks: the citizens here received both the Roman army and its general,
with all sorts of acclamations and rejoicings, and this partly out of the
good-will they bore to the Romans, but principally out of the hatred they
bore to those that were conquered by them; on which account they came clamoring
against Josephus in crowds, and desired he might be put to death. But Vespasian
passed over this petition concerning him, as offered by the injudicious
multitude, with a bare silence. Two of the legions also he placed at Cesarea,
that they might there take their winter-quarters, as perceiving the city
very fit for such a purpose; but he placed the tenth and the fifth at Scythopolis,
that he might not distress Cesarea with the entire army. This place was
warm even in winter, as it was suffocating hot in the summer time, by reason
of its situation in a plain, and near to the sea [of Galilee].