After the dismissal of the council the ten commissioners, dividing up the tasks among themselves, went their several ways, each to liberate the cities in his own territory.
Publius Lentulus went to Bargyliae, Lucius Stertinius to Hephaestia and Thasos and the cities of Thrace, Publius Villius and Lucius Terentius to King Antiochus, Gnaeus Cornelius to Philip.
He, after performing the less important tasks assigned him, asked the king whether he was disposed to listen to advice that was both sound and profitable.
When the king replied that he would receive it gratefully, if he suggested anything advantageous to him, Cornelius
urged him earnestly, now that he had been granted peace, to send ambassadors to Rome to ask for a treaty of alliance and friendship, lest, if Antiochus made any disturbance, he might
seem to have dallied and to have watched for an opportunity to revolt. The meeting with Philip took place at Thessalian Tempe.
When he had replied that he would at once send ambassadors, Cornelius went to Thermopylae, where a full meeting of the
states of Greece is held on stated days —they call this the Pylaic council;1
the Aetolians especially he advised to abide resolutely and faithfully by the alliance with the Roman people.
Some of the Aetolian leaders complained mildly that the attitude of the Romans towards their people was not the same after their victory as it had been during the war, others more
loudly reproached and taunted them, saying [p. 373]
that Philip could not have been conquered without2
the Aetolians, and, more than that, the Romans could not even have crossed to Greece.
The Roman, after declining to reply to this, lest the argument degenerate into a quarrel, said that they would obtain full justice if they appealed to Rome. Therefore, on his suggestion, ambassadors were decided upon. This was the end of the war with Philip.