h M. Claudius Marcellus. In B. C. 183 he was sent as ambassador to Prusias of Bithynia, who, afraid of what he had done to offend the Romans, offered to deliver up Hannibal, who had taken refuge with him. But Hannibal prevented the treachery by taking poison.
The fact of Flamininus allowing himself to be made an accomplice in this attempt upon Hannibal is a stain on his character, and was severely censured by many of his contemporaries.
He seems to have died either during or shortly before B. C. 174, for in that year his son celebrated funeral games in his honour. (Plutarch, Flaminius ; Liv. 31.4, 49, 32.7, &c., xxxiii., 34.22, &c., 35.23, &c., 36.31, &c., 37.58, 38.28, 39.51, 56; Plb. 17.1, &c., 18.1, &c., 22.15, 23.2, 24.3, &c.; Diod. Excerpt. de Legat. iii. p. 619; Eutrop. 4.1, &c.; Flor. 2.7 ; Paus. 7.8; Appian, Aac. 4.2, vi. vii. Syr. 2, 11; Cic. Phil. 5.17, De Senect. 1, 12, in Verr. 4.58, 1.21, pro Muren. 14, in Pison. 25, de Leg. Agr. 1.2; Schorn, Gesch. Griechenlands, p. 237,