s it were to the men's quarters (andronitin); whereas the Macedonian had gone to the Persians, as to the quarters of the women (gynaeconitin).
indeed when I remember that we contended against the Carthaginians on the seas for four —andtwenty years, I think that the whole life of AlexanderB.C. 319 would hardly have sufficed for this single war; and perchance, inasmuch as the Punic State had been by ancient treaties leagued with the Roman,The earliest treaty was said to have been made in 509 B.C. (Livy does not mention it, but Polybius does, at III. xxii.); and another in 348. See vii. xxvii. 2, and note. and the two cities most powerful in men and arms might well have made common cause against the foe whom both dreaded, he had been crushed beneath the simultaneous attacks of Rome and Carthage.
The Romans have been at war with the Macedonians —not, to be sure, when Alexander led them or their prosperity was unimpaired, but against Antiochus, Philippus, and Perses —and not only<