The Boeotians and Rhodians
When the report of the commissioners from Asia concerning Rhodes and the other states had been
War is decided upon at the expiration of the truce.
at Rome, the Senate called in the ambassadors of Perseus, Solon and Hippias: who endeavoured to argue the whole case and to deprecate the anger
of the Senate; and particularly to defend their master on the
subject of the attempt upon the life of Eumenes.
Attempted assassination of Eumenes at Delphi. Livy, 42, 16, B. C. 172.
they had finished all they had to urge, the Senate,
which had all the while been resolved on war,
bade them depart forthwith from Rome; and
ordered all other Macedonians also that happened to be staying in the country to quit Italy
within thirty days. The Senate then called upon the Consuls
to act at once and see that they moved in good time. . . .