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Neon

5. A Theban, probably grandson of the preceding, took a prominent part in the politics of Boeotia during the disputes between the Romans and Perseus. He was one of the principal authors of the alliance concluded by the Boeotians with the Macedonian king, on which account he was driven into exile, when the cities of Boeotia submitted to the Roman deputies Marcius and Atilius, B. C. 172. Hereupon he took refuge with Perseus, to whose fortunes he seems to have henceforward closely attached himself, as he was one of the three companions of the king's flight after the decisive battle of Pydna, B. C. 168. He eventually fell into the hands of the Romans, by whom he was executed the following year, B. C. 167. (Plb. 27.1, 2; Liv. 44.43, 45.31; Plut. Aemil. 23).

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