Rabbi Shimon Bar Yohai and the Miracle in Rome. Rome passes laws trying to force people to violate God's law. Conflict between secular and religious authority. The use of natural methods of influence, including subterfuge. Rabbi Shimon goes to the capital city of Rome, armed with the power to perform miracles. Important lesson about Rabbi Elazar ben R. Yose and the respect due to one's master, and the office of the authority. The curious appearance and intervention of the demon, who comes to help Rabbi Shimon convince the Roman authorities to nullify the edict against the observance of God's laws. The possession of the Emperor's daughter and Rabbi Shimon's exorcism. Rabbi Shimon's connection to the ancient traditions of Solomonic magic.