The Ligurians, Ptolemies, And Prusias
At the same time as the Senate despatched Opimius to
B. C. 154. Coss. Q. Opimius, L. Postumius Albinus. Ptolemy Physcon charges his brother with inciting a plot against his life.
the war with the Oxybii, Ptolemy the younger
arrived at Rome; and being admitted to the
Senate brought an accusation against his brother,
laying on him the blame of the attack against
his life. He showed the scars of his wounds,
and speaking with all the bitterness which
they seemed to suggest, moved his hearers
to pity him; and when Neolaidas and
Andromachus also came on behalf of the elder
Ptolemy, to answer the charges brought by his
brother, the Senate refused even to listen to
their pleas, having been entirely prepossessed by
the accusations of the younger.
The Senate refues to hear the ambassadors of Ptolemy Philometor,
and send commissioners to restore Physcon to Cyprus.
They commanded them to
leave Rome at once; while they assigned five
commissioners to the younger, headed by
Gnaeus Merula and Lucius Thermus, with a
quinquereme for each commissioner, and
ordered them to restore Ptolemy (Physcon) to Cyprus; and
at the same time sent a circular to their allies in Greece and
Asia, granting permission to them to assist in the restoration
of Ptolemy. . . .