Treaty With Antiochus
"There shall be perpetual peace between Antiochus
Text of the treaty between Antiochus and Rome.
and the Romans if he fulfils the provisions of
"Neither Antiochus nor any subject to him
shall allow any to pass through their territories to attack the
Romans or their allies, nor supply them with aught. Neither
shall the Romans or their allies do the like for those attacking Antiochus or those subject to him.
"Antiochus shall not wage war upon the Islanders or the
dwellers in Europe.
"He shall evacuate all cities and territory (this side Taurus1
His soldiers shall take nothing out with them except the arms
they are carrying. If they chance to have taken anything
away they shall restore it to the same cities.
"He shall receive neither soldiers nor other men from the
territory of king Eumenes.
"If there be any men in the army of Antiochus coming
from any of the cities taken over by the Romans, he shall
deliver them up at Apameia.
"If there be any from the kingdom of Antiochus with the
Romans or their allies, they may remain or depart as they
"Antiochus and those subject to him shall give back the
slaves, captives, and deserters of the Romans or their allies
and any captive received from any quarter. Antiochus shall
give up, if it be within his power so to do, Hannibal, son of
Hamilcar, the Carthaginian, Mnesilochus the Acarnanian,
Thoas the Aetolian, Euboulidas and Philo the Chalcidians,
and such of the Aetolians as have held national offices.
"Antiochus shall give up all his elephants, and shall have
"Anitiochus shall surrender his ships of war, their tackle,
and fittings, and henceforth have only ten decked ships. He
shall not have a vessel rowed by thirty oars, [or by less]
purposes of war begun by himself.
"He shall not sail west of the river Calycadnus and
the promontory of Sarpedon, except to convey tribute or
ambassadors or hostages.
"It shall not be lawful for Antiochus to enlist soldiers or
receive exiles from the territory subject to Rome.
"Such houses as belonged to the Rhodians or their allies,
in the territory subject to Antiochus, shall continue to belong
to the Rhodians as before the war: any money owed to them
shall still be recoverable: and any property left behind by
them, if sought for, shall be restored.
"The Rhodians shall, as before the war, be free from
"If Antiochus has given any of the towns to others which
he is bound to restore, he shall remove from them also his
garrisons and men. And if any shall wish hereafter to desert
to him, he shall not receive them.
"Antiochus shall pay to the Romans ten thousand talents,
in ten yearly instalments, of the best Attic silver, each talent
to weigh not less than eighty Roman pounds, and ninety
thousand medemni of corn.
"Antiochus shall pay to king Eumenes three hundred and
fifty talents in the five years next following, in yearly instalments of seventy talents; and in lieu of the corn, according
to the valuation of Antiochus himself, one hundred and
twenty-seven talents, two hundred and eight drachmae, which
sum Eumenes has consented to accept 'as satisfying his claims.'
"Antiochus shall give twenty hostages, not less than
eighteen nor more than forty-five years old, and change them
every three years.
"If there be in any year a deficit in the instalment paid,
Antiochus shall make it good in the next year.
"If any of the cities or nations, against whom it has been
hereby provided that Antiochus should not make war, should
commence war against him, it shall be lawful for Antiochus to
war with them; but of such nations and cities he shall not
have sovereignty nor attach them as friends to himself.
"Such complaints as arise between the parties to this
treaty shall be referred to arbitration.
"If both parties agree in wishing anything to be added to
or taken from this treaty, it shall be lawful so to do."