Demetrius and Ariarathes
When Menochares arrived in Antioch to visit Demetrius,
Demetrius induces Tiberius Gracchus to salute him as king.
and informed the king1
of the conversation he
had had with the commission under Tiberius
Gracchus in Cappadocia, the king, thinking it a
matter of the most urgent necessity to get these
men on his side as much as he could, devoted
himself, to the exclusion of every other business, to sending
messages to them, first to Pamphylia, and then to Rhodes,
undertaking to do everything the Romans wished; till at last
he extracted their acknowledgment of him as king. The fact
was that Tiberius was very favourably disposed to him; and,
accordingly, materially contributed to the success of his
attempt, and to his acquisition of the royal
Surrenders the murderer of Octavius.
Demetrius took advantage of this to
send envoys to Rome, taking with them a
complimentary crown, the murderer of Gnaeus Octavius, and
with them Isocrates the critic. . . .