Italy: Treaty with Philip Confirmed
After Marcus Marcellus had entered upon the consulship the ambassadors from Philip, and from
B. C. 196. Coss. L. Funius Purpureo, M. Claudius Marcellus. The treaty with Philip is confirmed.
Flamininus and the allies, arrived at Rome to
discuss the treaty with Philip; and after a
lengthened hearing the confirmation of the
terms was decreed in the Senate. But on the
matter being brought before the people, Marcus
Claudius, who was ambitious of being himself sent to Greece,
spoke against the treaty, and did his best to get it rejected.
The people however ratified the terms, in accordance with the
wish of Flamininus; and, upon this being settled, the Senate
immediately despatched a commission of ten men of high
rank to arrange the settlement of Greece in conjunction with
Flamininus, and to confirm the freedom of the Greeks.
Among others Damoxenus of Aegium and his colleagues,
envoys from the Achaean league, made a proposal in the
Senate for an alliance with Rome; but as some opposition
was raised to this at the time, on account of a counter-claim of
the Eleians upon Triphylia, and of the Messenians, who were
at the time actually in alliance with Rome, upon Asine and
Pylus, and of the Aetolians upon Heraea,—the decision was
referred to the commission of ten. Such were the proceedings
in the Senate. . . .