1 Maccabees 8
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A Eulogy of the Romans
- "Now Judas heard of the fame of the Romans, that they were very strong and were well-disposed toward all who made an alliance with them, that they pledged friendship to those who came to them, "
- "and that they were very strong. Men told him of their wars and of the brave deeds which they were doing among the Gauls, how they had defeated them and forced them to pay tribute, "
- "and what they had done in the land of Spain to get control of the silver and gold mines there, "
An Alliance with Rome