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The Jewish War (75 AD)
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I protest openly that I do not go over to the Romans as a deserter of the Jews, but as a minister from thee.
Its literary merits must be left to the judgment of its readers; as to its truth, I should not hesitate to make the confident assertion that from the first word to the last I have aimed at nothing else.
Their exercises are unbloody battles, and their battles bloody exercises.
Antipater, now undisputed heir, had called down on his head the utter loathing of the nation, for everyone knew that all the slanders directed against his brothers had originated with him.
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Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share the guilt for the dead.
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