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Polybius, Histories, book 23, Demetrius Before the Senate (search)
184. At the same time also came ambassadors from Eumenes, accompanied by his brother Athenaeus, to accuse Philip in regard to the Thracian cities and the aid sent to Prusias. Philip's son, Demetrius, also came to make answer to all these various envoys, accompanied by Apelles and Philocles, who were at that time considered the king's first friends. Ambassadors also came from Sparta, representatives of each faction of the citizens. The first summoned to the Senate was Athenaeus, from whomB.C. 183, Coss. M. Claudius Marcellus Q. Fabius Labeo. the Senate accepted the compliments of fifteen thousand gold pieces, and passed a decree highly extolling Eumenes and his brothers for their answer, and exhorting them to continue in the same mind. Next the praetors called upon all the accusers of Philip, and brought them forward by one embassy at a time. But as they were numerous, and their entry occupied three days, the Senate became embarrassed as to the settlement to be made in each case. For
Polybius, Histories, book 23, Death of Demetrius (search)
Death of Demetrius Upon Quintus Marcius arriving on his mission in Philip feigns submission to Rome, B. C. 183. Macedonia, Philip evacuated the Greek cities in Thrace entirely and withdrew his garrisons, though in deep anger and heaviness of spirit; and he put on a right footing everything else to which the Roman injunctions referred, wishing to give them no indication of his estrangement, but to secure time for making his preparations for war. In pursuance of this design he led out an army against the barbarians, and marching through the centre of Thrace he invaded the Odrysae, Bessi, and Dentheleti. Coming to Philippopolis, the inhabitants flying for safety to the heights, he took it without a blow.The plain of the Hebrus. And thence, after traversing the plain, and sacking some of the villages, and exacting a pledge of submission from others, he returned home, leaving a garrison in Philippopolis, which was after a time expelled by the Odrysae in defiance of their pledge of fidel
Polybius, Histories, book 23, The Senate Refuses to Help Either Messene or Achaia (search)
The Senate Refuses to Help Either Messene or Achaia In the second year of this Olympiad, on the arrival of After midsummer of B. C. 183. ambassadors from Eumenes, Pharnaces, and the Achaean league, and also from the Lacedaemonians who had been banished from Sparta,That is, apparently, by some fresh disturbance towards the end of B. C. 183. See Strachan-Davidson, p. 495. and from those who were in actual possession of it, the Senate despatched their business. But there came after them a mission from Rhodes in regard to the disaster at Sinope; to whom the Senate replied that it would send legates to investigate the case of the Sinopeans and their grievances ahe present they did not think this matter concerned them. But when the Achaeans besought for help against the MesseniansThe Messenians revolted from the league B.C. 183, and in the course of the fighting which ensued Philopoemen fell into an ambush, was taken prisoner, and put to death by them. See ch. 12. in virtue of their allian
Polybius, Histories, book 23, The Fall of Philopoemen (search)
The Fall of Philopoemen Philopoemen roseHe was ill with fever. Plutarch, Phil. 18. and proceeded on his way, though he The death of Philopoemen, B.C. 183, or perhaps early in B.C. 182. was oppressed at once by illness and the weight of years, being now in the seventieth year of his age. Conquering his weakness, however, by the force of his previous habits he reached Megalopolis, from Argos, in one day's journey. . . . He was captured, when Achaean Strategus, by the Messenians Philopoemen was murdered by the Messenians, who had abandoned the league and were at war with it. See Livy, 39, 49-50. and poisoned. Thus, though second to none that ever lived before him in excellence, his fortune was less happy; yet in his previous life he seemed ever to have enjoyed her favour and assistance. But it was, I suppose, a case of the common proverb, "a man may have a stroke of luck, but no man can be lucky always." We must, therefore, call our predecessors fortunate, without pretending that they
Polybius, Histories, book 23, Character of Hannibal (search)
Character of Hannibal An admirable feature in Hannibal's Character of Hannibal, who poisoned himself at the court of Prusias, B.C. 183. See Livy, 39, 1. character, and the strongest proof of his having been a born ruler of men, and having possessed statesmanlike qualities of an unusual kind, is that, though he was for seventeen years engaged in actual warfare, and though he had to make his way through numerous barbaric tribes, and to employ innumerable men of different nationalities in what appeared desperate and hazardous enterprises, he was never made the object of a conspiracy by any of them, nor deserted by any of those who had joined him and put themselves under his command. . . .