Plan: Events in Greece
Next, after a summary recapitulation of the proceedings of
6. War with Philip, B. C. 201-197.
the Carthaginians and Romans in Iberia
, I shall, following the changes of
events, shift the scene of my story entirely to
. Here I shall first describe the naval battles of Attalus
and the Rhodians against Philip; and the war between Philip
, the persons engaged, its circumstances, and result.
Next to this I shall have to record the wrath of the Aetolians,
7. Asiatic war, B. C. 192-191.
in consequence of which they invited the aid of
Antiochus, and thereby gave rise to what is
called the Asiatic war against Rome
Achaean league. Having stated the causes of this war, and
described the crossing of Antiochus into Europe
, I shall have
to show first in what manner he was driven from Greece
secondly, how, being defeated in the war, he was forced to
cede all his territory west of Taurus; and thirdly, how the
Romans, after crushing the insolence of the Gauls, secured
undisputed possession of Asia
, and freed all the nations on
the west of Taurus from the fear of barbarian inroads and
the lawless violence of the Gauls.
Next, after reviewing the disasters of the Aetolians and
8. Gallic wars of Eumenes and Prusias.
Cephallenians, I shall pass to the wars waged
by Eumenes against Prusias and the Gauls; as
well as that carried on in alliance with Ariarathes
Finally, after speaking of the unity and settlement of the
9. Union of the Peloponnese. Antiochus Epiphanes in Egypt. Fall of the Macedonian monarchy, B. C. 188-168.
, and of the growth of the commonwealth of Rhodes
, I shall add a summary of
my whole work, concluding by an account
of the expedition of Antiochus Epiphanes
; of the war against Perseus;
and the destruction of the Macedonian
monarchy. Throughout the whole narrative it
will be shown how the policy adopted by the Romans in one
after another of these cases, as they arose, led to their eventual
conquest of the whole world.