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Appian, Illyrian Wars (ed. Horace White), CHAPTER II (search)
CHAPTER II First Illyrian War -- Second Illyrian War -- War with Genthius -- War with the Dalmatians Y.R. 524 Agron was king of that part of Illyria which borders B.C. 230 the Adriatic Sea, over which sea Pyrrhus, king of Epirus, and his successors held sway. Agron captured a part of Epirus and also Corcyra, Epidamnus, and Pharus in succession, where he established garrisons. When he threatened the rest of the Adriatic with his fleet, the isle of Issa implored the aid of the Romans. The latter sent ambassadors to accompany the Issii and to ascertain what offences Agron imputed to them. The Illyrian vessels attacked the ambassadors on their voyage and slew Cleemporus, the envoy of Issa, and the Roman Coruncanius; the remainder escaped Y.R. 525 by flight. Thereupon the Romans invaded Illyria by land B.C. 229 and sea. Agron, in the meantime, had died, leaving an infant son named Pinnes, having given the guardianship and regency to his wife, although she was not t