Egypt, and Philip not to molest the Rhodians, or the Athenians, or Attalus, or any other ally of theirs. To them Philip made answer that it would be well if the Romans would abide by the treaty of peace they had entered into with him. Thus was the treaty dissolved and a Roman army hastened to Greece, Publius commanding the land forces and Lucius the fleet.
FROM THE VATICAN MSS. OF CARDINAL MAI Y.R. 556
Philip, king of Macedon, had a conference with Flamininus, B.C. 198 which had been brought about by the ambassadors of the Epirots. When Flamininus ordered Philip to retire to Greece, not on account of the Romans, but of the Greek cities themselves and to make good the damage he had done to the aforesaid cities. . . .
A shepherd promised to guide an army well equipped for the climb by a mountain path in three days' time.
FROM "THE EMBASSIES"
Lucius Quintius [Flamininus]L. Quintius Flamininus
grandson of Antiochus), B.C. 224 king of the Syrians, the Babylonians, and other nations, was the sixth in succession from that Seleucus who succeeded Alexander in the government of the Asiatic countries around the Euphrates. He invaded Media and Parthia, and other countries that had revolted from his ancestors, and performed many exploits, from which he was named Antiochus the Great. Elated by his successes, and by the Y.R. 556 title which he had derived from them, he invaded Cœle-Syria B.C. 198 and a portion of Cilicia and took them away from Ptolemy Philopator [Epiphanes],See note to p. 245. king of Egypt, who was still a boy. As there was nothing small in his views he marched among the Hellespontines, the Æolians, and the Ionians as though they belonged to him as the ruler of Asia; and, indeed, they had been formerly subjects of the Asiatic Y.R. 558 kings. Then he crossed over to Europe, brought Thrace B.C. 196 under his sway, and reduced by force those who would not obey him. He