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Shortly before the fall of Heraclea the Aetolians, assembled in council at Hypata, sent a deputation to Antiochus including Thoas, who had been sent before.  They were instructed to ask the king to call up his land and sea forces once more and cross over into Greece;  if anything prevented him from doing this, then they were to ask him to send money and troops and to point out to him that it concerned his regal dignity and his personal honour not to betray his allies, and if he allowed the Romans after destroying the Aetolians to have a perfectly free hand and land in Asia with all [4??] their forces the very safety of his kingdom would be imperilled.  What they said was true and therefore made all the deeper impression on the king. He gave them money for their immediate requirements and pledged himself to send military and naval assistance.  Thoas he kept with him, and the man was very glad to remain behind, as being on the spot he might make the king fulfil his promises.
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