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Charops

Χάροψ).

1. A chief among the Epeirots, who sided with the Romans in their war with Philip V., and, by sending a shepherd to guide a portion of the Roman army over the heights above the position of the Macedonians, enabled Flamininus to dislodge Philip from the defile which he had occupied in Epeirus, B. C. 198. (Plb. 17.3, 18.6, 27.13; Liv. 32.6, 11; Plut. Flam. 4.) In B. C. 192, Charops was sent by his countrymen on an embassy to Antiochus the Great, who was wintering at Chalcis in Euboea. He represented to the king that the Epeirots were more exposed to the attacks of the Romans than any of the inhabitants of the rest of Greece, and begged him therefore to excuse them from siding with him unless he felt himself strong enough to protect them. (Plb. 20.3.) He continued to the end of his life to cultivate the friendship of the Romans, and sent his grandson to Rome for education. (Plb. 27.13.)

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