The Dardanian Envoys Complain about Perseus
When the Rhodian envoys arrived in Rome the Senate,
Rhodian question deferred.
after listening to their address, deferred its
answer. Meanwhile the Dardanian envoys
came with reports as to the number of the
Bastarnae, the size of their men, and their courage in the field.
Reports of the intrigues of Perseus. See Livy, 41, 19, B. C. 176-175.
They gave information also of the treacherous
practices of Perseus and the Gauls, and said
that they were more afraid of him than of the
Bastarnae, and therefore begged the help of the
Romans. The report of the Dardani being
supported by that of the Thessalian envoys who arrived at that
time, and who also begged for help, the Senators determined
to send some commissioners to see with their own eyes the
truth of these reports; and they accordingly at once appointed
and despatched Aulus Postumius, accompanied by some
young men. . .