Cestius Gallus

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Gaius Cestius Gallus (d. 67 AD) was the son of a consul in ancient Rome and himself a suffect consul in 42.

He was legate of Syria from 63 or 65. He marched into Palestine in 66 in an attempt to restore calm at the outset of the Great Jewish Revolt, but was unable to take Jerusalem and while withdrawing was defeated at Beth-horon and lost almost an entire legion (about 6,000 professional soldiers). Emperor Nero appointed general Vespasian instead to quash the rebellion.he:קסטיוס גלוס

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