Submission of the Aetolian Officers
Antiochus the Great came to Chalcis in Euboea, and there
Antiochus wintering in Chalcis, B. C. 192-191.
completed his marriage, when he was fifty years
old, and had already undertaken his two most
important labours, the liberation of Greece—as
he called it—and the war with Rome. However, having fallen in love with a young lady of Chalcis, he was
bent on marrying her, though the war was still going on; for
he was much addicted to wine and delighted in excesses. The
lady was a daughter of Cleoptolemus, a man of rank, and was possessed of extraordinary beauty. He remained in Chalcis all the
winter occupied in marriage festivities, utterly regardless of the
pressing business of the time. He gave the girl the name of
Euboea, and after his defeat1
fled with his bride to Ephesus. . . .