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1 B.C. 186
2 Livy omits to record the inauguration of the new magistrates and the assignment of provinces and armies.
3 Livy here makes an abrupt transition from Rome to Macedonia. His chronology, however, is uncertain, as is inevitable in a transitional passage designed to sum up the causes of the war with Perseus, who, incidentally, was not yet king. Livy has said little about Greek affairs since he described the Achaean-Lacedaemonian difficulties in XXXVIII. xxx. —xxxiv., where the chronology is also obscure.
4 B.C. 185
5 The allusion must be to such states as the Orestae (XXXIII. xxxiv. 6), although Livy has mentioned no such prohibition as that of which Philip complained, and, indeed, has said nothing at all of the treatment of revolted Macedonian cities except in the instance mentioned.
6 For the phrase, cf. XXXVII. xxi. 8, where, as here, it refers to co-ordinated action of commanders. The joint campaign referred to was described by Livy in XXXVI. xxxv.
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8 The sequence of events here described does not quite agree with that found in Book XXXVI passim. The passages agree in general as to the extent of Philip's gains, which had awakened the suspicions of Flamininus (XXXVI. xxxv. 9-10).
9 The occupation of Aenus and Maronea had taken place after the other events related, and has not been previously mentioned by Livy. These towns had been at various times under Ptolemaic, Macedonian and finally Seleucid rule before they were liberated by the Romans after the defeat of Antiochus (XXXVII. lx. 7).
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