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1820 Excerpt: ...it carried off the disease with it. And therefore
to make sure work of it, the parricide caused him to be stifled to
death in his bed, and after that c he put to death all his other
brothers, and raged with that cruelty towards the nobility, as well
as all others, that he made himself the odium of all his people;
whereon d fearing lest they should depose him and place a son of
his, then grown up to man's state, upon the throne instead of him,
he put him to death to prevent it. Hereon c great numbers of the
nobility of Parthia dreading his cruelty, fled the country to avoid
it, several of which took refuge in Syria under the protection of
Antony, among whom Monaeses was the most eminent, who growing much
into the confidence of Antony, thereby became the chief promoter of
that war with Parthia, which Anthony the next year engaged in. 1
Appian. de Bellis Civilibus, lib. 5. z Justin, lib. 42. cap. 4. 1
Justin, lib. 42. cap. 4. Dion Cassius, lib. 49. p. 406. b
Plutarchus in Crnsso circa finem. Herod on the death of Antigonus f
made Ananelus high priest in his stead. He was an obscure priest
residing among the Jews of Baby-u""3' Ionia, and a descendant of
those who had settled in that country after the Babylonish
captivity, but K being of the pontifical family, and formerly well
known to Herod, he sent for him from Babylonia, and put him into
this office; and that which chiefly recommended him to this choice
was the obscurity and meanness of the man, that being a person
without credit or interest at Jerusalem, he might not there, by
virtue of his high station and dignity, be in a capacity of
interfering with the regal authority. In the interim Hyrcanus
continued a prisoner at Seleucia in Babylonia, till Phraates came
to the crown. Amidst the cruelties w...
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