contempt for the royal power,
and at once began to look out for a pretext and opportunity
for interfering in the Peloponnese: induced partly by an old
habit of getting plunder from that country, and partly by
the belief that, now the Achaeans were unsupported by
Macedonia, they would be a match for them. While their
thoughts were fixed on this, chance to a certain extent contributed to give them the opportunity which they desired.
There was a certain man of TrichoniumA town on the lake of Trichonis, in Aetolia, but its exact situation
is uncertain. Strabo (10, 2, 3) says that it was on a fertile plain, which
answersThe raids of Dorimachus in Messenia.
best to a situation north of the lake. named Dorimachus, son of that Nicostratus who made the
treacherous attack on the Pan-Boeotian congress.Cf. 9, 34. We know nothing of this incident. This
Dorimachus, being young and inspired with the true spirit of Aetolian violence and aggressiveness,
was sent by the state to Phigalea in the Pelopo