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Titus, had sought refuge upon the water. The CHAP.
as the victory had been obtained.
This amphitheatre, according to the account given by Josephus, was large enough to contain thirty-seven thousand six hundred persons, (besides a vast number of others who were given as slaves by Vespasian
censured for it. The author once heard him express an intention of
(3) Future travellers will perhaps discover the remains of a building
to Agrippa, as well as of the inhabitants of w Trachonitis', Gaulons, Hippos', and Gadara* ; the
sum total of which he has not mentioned,) all of whom were mountaineers of Anti-Libanus and Hermon, or restless tribes of freebooters from Eastern Syria; unable, as Josephus describes them, to sustain a life of peace, and exhibiting, eighteen hundred years ago, the same state of society which now characterizes the inhabitants of this country.
After reluctantly retiring from this limpid Lake, we returned to the castle. Here, within the spacious and airy apartment prepared for our reception, we mutually expressed our hopes of passing at least one night free from the attacks of vermin; but, to our dismay, the Sheik, being informed of our conversation, burst into
(1) Trachonitis was the country near Damascus, to the east of Hermon and Anti-Libanus.
(2) Gaulon gave its name to the district called Gaulonitis, beyond Jordan, on the eastern side of the Lake of Gennesareth. It was one of the six cities of refuge.
(3) A city opposite to Tiberias, upon the Lake Gennesareth, at the south-western extremity of a ridge of mountains bearing the same name, and being a branch of the chain of Hermon.
(4) A city beyond Jordan, distant seven miles and a half from the Lake Gevnesareth. Like Hippos, it gave its name to a small province. The hot baths of Gadara are mentioned by Epiphanius. Gadara, according to Polybius, was one of the strongest cities of the country.
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We were on horseback by six o'clock on Mon-
All the pleasure of travelling, at this season Effect of of the year, in the Holy Land, is done away by the excessive heat of the sun. A traveller, wearied and spiritless, is often more subdued at the beginning than at the end of his day's journey. Many rare plants and curious minerals invite his notice, as he passes slowly along, with depressed looks fixed upon the ground; but these it is impossible for him to obtain. It appears to him to be an act of unjustifiable cruelty to ask a servant, or even one of the