Page 514. " The sight of the splintered boat seemed to madden him, as the blood of grapes and mulberries cast before Antiochus's elephants in the book of Maccabees. "

The First Book of Maccabees tells how the Greek ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes attempted to suppress Jewish religious law, resulting in a Jewish revolt against Seleucid rule during the 2nd century BC.