The Senate Investigates Philip
About the same time ambassadors came to Rome from
Complaints lodged against Philip at Rome, B. C. 185.
king Eumenes, informing the Senate of the
encroachment of Philip upon the cities in
Thrace. There came also the exiles of the
Maronitae denouncing Philip, and charging him
with being the cause of their expulsion. These were followed
by Athamanians, Perrhaebians, and Thessalians, demanding the
restoration of their cities which Philip had taken from them
during the war with Antiochus. Ambassadors also came from
Philip to make answer to all accusers. After repeated debates
between all these envoys and the ambassadors of Philip, the
Senate decided to appoint a commission at once,
to investigate the actions of Philip, and to protect all who chose to state their views and their
complaints of the king to his face.
A commission of investigation appointed.
The legates thus appointed
were Quintus Caecilius, Marcus Baebius, and Tiberius
. . .
There was again a war of parties among the
Aenii, one side inclining to Eumenes, the other
to Macedonia. . . .
The result of these embassies was the Congress of Tempe, at
which no definite settlement was made. Livy, 39, 25-28.