After the Isthmian Games Quinctius and the ten commissioners received the embassies from the kings and states.
First of all, the representatives of King Antiochus were summoned. As they made about the same deceptive speech that they had [p. 369]
previously made at Rome, no ambiguous answer was1
now given, as on the former
occasion, when the future was uncertain and Philip was unconquered, but clear warning was given him, to withdraw from the cities in Asia which had belonged to King Philip or King Ptolemy, to keep his hands off the free states and molest none of them in war: all the Greek cities everywhere must enjoy both peace and liberty. Before all, he was warned not to cross to Europe in person nor to send troops there.
After the departure of the king's ambassadors, a council of the cities and states
began, and its work was accomplished the more speedily because the decisions of the ten commissioners were addressed to the states by name. To the Orestae —that is a tribe of the Macedonians —their own laws were restored, because they had been the first to revolt against the king.
The Magnesians, Perrhaebians, and Dolopians were likewise declared free. The Thessalian people, in addition to receiving their liberty, were granted the Phthiotic Achaeans with the exception of Phthiotic Thebes and Pharsalus.
The Aetolians demanded that Pharsalus and Leucas should be restored to them in accordance with the treaty, and their petition was referred to the senate.
The Phocians and the Locrians were annexed to them, as they had formerly been, the sanction of a decree having been added, Corinth and Triphylia and Heraea —this
too is a city in the Peloponnesus —were given back to the Achaeans.
Oreus and Eretria the ten commissioners gave to King Eumenes, the son of Attalus, despite the protests of Quinctius; this one question was referred to the decision of the senate; the senate bestowed freedom upon these states, with the addition of Carystus.
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and the Parthini were given to Pleuratus; both of2
these Illyrian states had been under the control of Philip. They directed Amynander to hold the forts which he had taken from Philip during the period of the war.