10. After that Cestius made of Ptolemais, he went down to Caesarea, and sent part of the army to Joppa, with orders to take the town, if we can catch him off guard, but if their approach will be seen, then expect his personal arrival with the rest of the army. Part of the sea and partly by land they rushed there and attacking the city on both sides, took it without much difficulty. Residents, not to mention the possibility of any resistance, did not even have time to flee and were all the polls together with their families killed by the invading enemy. The city was looted and burned. The number of dead has reached eight thousand four hundred. In the same way Cestius sent to a neighboring county to Caesarea Narbatinsky strong detachment of cavalry, which devastated the whole region, has killed a lot of the native inhabitants, embezzled their property and burnt villages.