3 Maccabees 4:11

11 When they had been brought to the place called Schedia, and the voyage was completed as determined by the king, he ordered them to be imprisoned in the hippodrome that was before the city, a place of immense circuit and very suitable for making them a gazing, stock to all who entered the city, and to those of the inhabitants (?) who went into the country to sojourn, so that they might neither communicate with his army, or in any way claim protection of the walls.

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