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Ptolemaeus 16. Son of Aeropus, an officer in the service of Antiochus the Great at the battle of Panium, B. C. 198. (Id. 16.18.)
Theo'dotus 7. A Thessalian of the city of Pherae, who was an exile from his native country and settled at Stratus in Aetolia. He was one of the deputies sent by the Aetolians to Rome in B. C. 198. (Plb. 17.10.)
Tudita'nus 4. C. Sempronius Tuditanus, plebeian aedile B. C. 198 and praetor B. C. 197, when he obtained Nearer Spain as his province. He was defeated by the Spaniards with great loss, and died shortly afterwards in consequence of a wound which he had received in the battle. He was pontifex at the time of his death. (Liv. 32.27, 28, 33.25, 42; Appian, App. Hisp. 39.)
Xe'nophon 5. An Achaean, a native of Aegium. He was present, on the side of the Roman general Quinctius, at the conference with king Philip. held at Nicaea, B. C. 198. (Liv. 32.32; Plb. 17.1.) He was one of the ambassadors sent to Rome after the conference. (Plb. 17.10.) He had a son named Alcithus. (Plb. 28.16.) [C.P.M]
binding-edge. Anciently, books consisted of a continuous roll formed by pasting or glueing sheets of parchment or papyrus together. They were usually furnished with cases into which they were placed for preservation when not in use. See paper. Before the discovery of papyrus — which, however, was at a very distant period — inscriptions were made on boards, inner bark of trees, afterwards on skins. Books with a back and leaves of vellum were made by Attalus, King of Pergamus, about 198 B. C. See parchment. The manuscript rolls in Herculaneum consist of papyrus, which is charred and matted together by the fire. The rolls are nine inches long, and vary in diameter; each forms a separate treatise. The first printed books were printed on one side only, and the pages pasted together at the backs. Pliny says that the Parthians write upon cloths. Livy speaks of books of linen inscribed with the names of magistrates and the history of the Roman Commonwealth, and preserved in
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