The battle had drawn to a close. For the defenders, the battle was lost. The battle had been won by the assailants. After fifty-three days of siege, the fortress Jotapata, which had been built by Joshua in Galilee to the north of Sepphoris, had fallen at the hands of the Romans because of a deserters betrayal.
It has long been known that poets dont know what theyre saying. They saying one thing then they say the opposite.
Translated from the French by Jeff Fort (Dalkey Archive Press)