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1 B.C. 185
2 By “another” they, of course, mean Philip. The words have a peculiar sound on the lips of Eumenes, who had profited so much from Rome's victory over Antiochus.
3 The commissioners who had been sent to Asia to formulate the peace-treaty with Antiochus.
4 Aenus and Maronea had apparently been in some way overlooked in the final settlement with Antiochus.
5 Philip's claim to these cities seems weak in comparison with his rights to some of the other districts in dispute.
6 B.C. 185
7 The aristocratic party in a Greek city of this period was generally pro-Roman, and the constitutions of Flamininus (cf. XXXIV. li. 6; XXXV. xxxiv. 3 and the note) favoured this element. It is interesting to note that the commissioners feel no necessity of hearing from the opposing (democratic and pro-Macedonian) party in Maronea.
8 The meaning seems to be that Labeo had established as a boundary between Macedonia and the territory surrendered by Antiochus an old road which perhaps followed the general course of the Roman Via Egnatia. Since the boundary was probably described by a term as vague as “a certain road,” Philip had availed himself of the vagueness by relocating the old road or building a new one which put Maronea on his side of the boundary as thus described. But corruption in the text and the lack of any other version of the affair leave the true sense in doubt. It may be added that the authority of Labeo to take such action as is here described (Livy has not mentioned it before) is more than questionable.
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