599 The present participle suggests this was a “habit” (so translated here; see Bar-Kochva 1999: 242-43; for questions on the text, see Gutschmid 585). The coast is presumed to be the normal location for Greek civilization, where the Judean could truly learn to be “Greek.” It is normally assumed that the highlands in question are those of Asia (see 1.181; so Gutschmid 585-86; Troiani 116), but it is just possible that Clearchus is speaking of descent from the Judean hills to the Phoenician coast (Lewy 1938: 207, n.11, following Nock). In either case, this account stands in some tension with Josephus’ claim that Judeans kept to themselves, remote from the sea (1.60).