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Gnaeus Merula Comes to Rome

At this time Gnaeus Merula also came from Alexandria,
The Roman commission fails to secure peace between the brothers.
informing the king (Physcon) that his brother would consent to none of the proposals, but maintained that they ought to abide by the original agreements. On hearing this, Physcon selected the brothers Comanus and Ptolemy1 to go as ambassadors to Rome with Gnaeus, and inform the Senate of his brother's selfish and haughty behaviour. At the same time the elder Ptolemy sent away Titus Torquatus also without having attained the object of his mission. Such was the state of things in Alexandria and Cyrene. . . .

1 Called Ptolemy the Orator in 28, 19.

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