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[6] And subsequent events were perhaps still more a justification of Titus; for Aristonicus, the son of a harpist's daughter, used his reputed connection with Eumenes to fill all Asia with wars and rebellions,1 and Mithridates, notwithstanding his defeats by Sulla and Fimbria and his great losses in armies and generals,2 rose once more to be a formidable antagonist of Lucullus by land and sea.3

1 In 131-130 B.C.

2 In 88-84 B.C.

3 In 74-67 B.C. The argument is that if so great dangers to Rome were latent in Asia, the presence of Hannibal there was a menace.

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