This happened upon the sixteenth day of the month Artemisius [Jyar].
Now, on the next day, the multitude, who were in a great agony, ran together
to the Upper Market-place, and made the loudest lamentations for those
that had perished; and the greatest part of the cries were such as reflected
on Florus; at which the men of power were aftrighted, together with the
high priests, and rent their garments, and fell down before each of them,
and besought them to leave off, and not to provoke Florus to some incurable
procedure, besides what they had already suffered. Accordingly, the multitude
complied immediately, out of reverence to those that had desired it of
them, and out of the hope they had that Florus would do them no more injuries.