e of Scopas his love of money had
Enormous wealth collected by Scopas.
been notorious, for his avarice did in fact surpass
that of any man in the world, so after his death
was it made still more conspicuous by the
enormous amount of gold and other property found in his
house; for by the assistance of the coarse manners and
drunken habits of Charimortus he had absolutely pillaged the
Having thus settled the Aetolian business to their liking,The anacleteria of Ptolemy Epiphanes, B. C. 176. Aet. 14.
the courtiers turned their attention to the ceremony of instituting the king into the management of his office, called the Anacleteria. His
age was not indeed yet so far advanced as to
make this necessary; but they thought that the kingdom
would gain a certain degree of firmness and a fresh impulse
towards prosperity, if it were known that the king had assumed
the independent direction of the government. They then made
the preparations for the ceremony with great splendour, and