Aristaenus the Megalopolitan1 was a man of the greatest influence among the Achaeans, but he always paid court to the Romans and thought that the Achaeans ought not to oppose or displease them in any way. As this man was once speaking in the assembly, we are told that Philopoemen listened to him a while in silent indignation, but at last, overcome by anger, said to him:
‘My man, why art thou eager to behold the fated end of Greece?’
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