Congress of Nicaea
Having said this Flamininus refrained from any further
speech of his own; but turning to the others he bade them deliver
what they had been severally charged to say by those who sent
them. And first Dionysodorus, the envoy of
Attalus, took up the discourse by declaring that
"Philip ought to restore the king's ships which
had been captured in the battle at Chios and their crews with
them; and to restore also the temple of Aphrodite to its
original state, as well as the Nicephorium, both of which he had
He was followed by the Rhodian
navarch Acesimbrotus, who demanded "That
Philip should evacuate Peraea, which he had taken from them;
withdraw his garrisons from Iasus, Bargylia, and Euromus;
restore the Perinthians to their political union with Byzantium;
and evacuate Sestos, Abydos, and all commercial ports and
harbours in Asia."
Following the Rhodians the
Achaeans demanded "The restoration of Corinth
and Argos uninjuired."
Then came the Aetolians, who first demanded, like the Romans, that "Philip should
entirely evacuate Greece; and, secondly, that
he should restore to them uninjured all cities
formerly members of the Aetolian league."