Then, with the concurrence of the ten ambassadors, a treaty was concluded with Antiochus, in nearly the following words:
“Let there be friendship between king Antiochus and the Roman people, on the following terms and conditions-Let not the king suffer any army, intended to act against the Roman people, or their allies, to pass through the territories of his own realm, or of any state under his dominion, nor supply it with provisions, or with any other assistance. Let the Romans and their allies observe the same conduct toward Antiochus, and those under his government.
Let there not be to Antiochus the right of carrying on war with the inhabitants of the islands, or of passing over into Europe.
Let him evacuate the cities, lands, villages, and forts on this side of Mount Taurus, as far as the river Halys; and from the foot of Mount Taurus to the summit, where it verges upon Lycaonia.
Let him not remove any arms out of those towns, lands, or forts which he may evacuate; if he hath removed any, let him honourably replace what he ought to make good, and in the place that he ought. Let him not receive any soldier, or other person, from the kingdom of Eumenes.
If any natives of those cities, which are hereby separated from his kingdom, are now with Antiochus, or within the bounds of his realms, let them all return to [p. 1763]
Apamea, before a certain day. Let such of the natives of Antiochus's kingdom, as are now with the Romans and their allies, have liberty to depart or to stay.
Let him deliver to the Romans and their allies, all their slaves, whether fugitives or taken in war, likewise whatever freeborn person may be a prisoner or deserter. Let him give up all his elephants, and not procure others.
Let him also surrender his ships of war, and their stores; let him not keep more than ten light trading vessels, none of which are to be worked with more than thirty oars, nor a galley of one tier of oars, for the purpose of an offensive war; let him not ail on this side of the promontories, Calycadnus and Sarpedon, except in a ship which will carry money, tribute, ambassadors, or hostages.
Let there not be to king Antiochus the right of hiring soldiers out of those nations which are under the dominion of the Roman people, nor of receiving volunteers.
Whatever houses and buildings, within the limits of Antiochus's kingdom, belong to the Rhodians and their allies, let them belong to the Rhodians and allies on the same footing as they did before the war.
If any sums of money are due to them, let them have a right to enforce payment; likewise, if any of their property has been taken away, let them have a right to search for, discover, and reclaim it.
If any persons, to whom Antiochus hath given the cities which ought to be surrendered, still hold them, let him remove the garrisons, and take care that they may be properly surrendered.
Let him pay, within twelve years, by equal annual payments, twelve thousand Attic talents of silver,1
the talent to weigh not less than eighty Roman pounds; and five hundred and forty thousand pecks of wheat. He shall pay to king Eumenes, within five years, three hundred and fifty talents;2
and, for the corn due, the sum which arises from his own valuation, one hundred and twenty seven talents.3
Let him deliver to the Romans twenty hostages, and change them every third year; none of which are to be younger than eighteen, or older than forty-five years.
If any of the allies of the Roman people shall make war on Antiochus, let him have liberty to repel force by
force, provided he does not keep possession of any city, either by right of arms, or by admitting it into a treaty of amity. Let them decide the controversies among themselves by equity and arbitration; or, if it shall be [p. 1764]
the choice of both parties, by arms.”
A clause was added to this treaty also, about delivering up Hannibal the Carthaginian, Thoas the Aetolian, Mnasimachus the Acarnanian, and the Chalcidians Eubalidas and Philo;
and another, that if it should afterwards please the parties that any thing should be added, cancelled, or altered, that it might be done without invalidating the treaty.