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Σωσικράτης), a vice-general of the Achaeans in their war against the Romans (B. C. 147), was the chief mover of the resolution, taken by an assembly held at Corinth, to endeavour to treat with Metellus; for which act, upon the arrival of Diaeus at Corinth, he was condemned to death; and, in the hope of extorting a confession from him, he was subjected to the severest tortures, under which he expired. This cruel deed so disgusted the people, that Diaeus did not venture to carry out his intention of putting to death the ambassadors who had been sent to Metellus. (Plb. 40.5; Thirlwall, Hist. of Greece, vol. viii. p. 451.)


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