Dispute at Rhodes
Just about the time when Perseus retired for the
Winter of B. C. 171-170. Dispute at Rhodes as to the release of Diophanes, the envoy of Perseus,
captured at Tenedos. See ch. 7.
winter from the Roman war, Antenor arrived
at Rhodes from him, to negotiate for the ransom
of Diophanes and those who were on board
with him. Thereupon there arose a great dispute among the statesmen as to what course
they ought to take. Philophron, Theaetetus,
and their party were against entering into such
an arrangement on any terms; Deinon and Polyaratus and
their party were for doing so. Finally they did enter upon an
arrangement with Perseus for their redemption. . . .