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Embassy from Sparta AT this time also it happened that the embassy, which the B. C. 190. Embassy from Sparta, and the answer of the Roman Senate. Lacedaemonians had sent to Rome, returned disappointed. The subject of their mission was the hostages and the villages. As to the villages the Senate answered that they would give instructions to envoys sent by themselves; and as to the hostages they desired to consider further. But as to the exiles of past times, they said that they wondered why they were not recalled, now that Sparta had been freed from her tyrants. . . .
The Athenians Intercede for the Aetolians While Amphissa was still being besieged by Manius Spring of B. C. 190. Coss. L. Cornelius Scipio, C. Laelius. Acilius, the Athenians, hearing at that time both of the distress of the Amphissians and of the arrival of Publius Scipio, despatched Echedemus and others on an embassy to him, with instructions to pay their respects to both Lucius and Publius Scipio, and at the same time to try what could be done to get peace for the Aetolians. P. Cornelius Scipio Africanus in Greece as legatus to his brother Lucius.(March.) On their arrival, Publius welcomed them gladly and treated them with great courtesy; because he saw that they would be of assistance to him in carrying out his plans. For he was very desirous of effecting a settlement in Aetolia on good terms; but had resolved that, if the Aetolians refused to comply, he would at all hazards relinquish that business for the present, and cross to Asia: for he was well aware that the ultimate objec
Asia: Factions at Phocaea Factions became rife at Phocaea,Livy, 37, 9. partly because they A party at Phocaea wish to join Antiochus, B. C. 190. suffered from the Romans left with the ships being quartered on them, and partly because they were annoyed at the tribute imposed on them. . . . Then the Phocaean magistrates, alarmed at the state of popular excitement caused by the dearth of corn, and the agitation kept up by the partisans of Antiochus, sent envoys to Seleucus,Son of Antiochus the Great, afterwards King Seleucus IV. who was on their frontiers, ordering him not to approach the town, as they were resolved to remain neutral and await the final decision of the quarrel, and then obey orders. Of these ambassadors the partisans of Seleucus and his faction were Aristarchus, Cassander, and Rhodon; those, on the contrary, who inclined to Rome were Hegias and Gelias. On their arrival Seleucus at once showed every attention to Aristarchus and his partisans, but treated Hegias and Geli
Pirates When the pirates On its voyage from Samos to Teos the Roman fleet sight some pirate vessels. Livy, 37, 27. saw that the Roman fleet was coming they turned and fled. . . . The battle between the fleets of Rome and Antiochus took place between the promontories Myonnesus and Corycum, which form the bay of Teos, Antiochus was beaten with a loss of forty-two ships early in B.C. 190. Livy, 37, 30.
The Aetolian War Amynandrus, king of the Athamanes, thinking that he Summer of B. C. 190. had now permanently recovered his kingdom, sent envoys to Rome and to the Scipios in Asia, for they were still in the neighbourhood of Ephesus, partly to excuse himself for having, as it appeared, secured his recall by the help of the Aetolians, but chiefly to entreat that he might be received again into the Roman alliance. But the Aetolians, imagining that they had now a good opportunity of once more an
e Aetolians. After this successful issue of his expedition
Nicander led his army home, believing that Aetolia was
secured by the subjection of these tribes and places, against
the possibility of any one injuring its territory. Late autumn of B. C. 190. But immediately after these events, and when the Aetolians were
still in the full elation of their successes, a
report reached them of the battle in Asia, in
which they learnt that Antiochus had been
utterly defeated. Spring of B. C. 189.This cau