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3. An Aeginetan, who, at the Achaean congress, held at Megalopolis, B. C. 186, followed Apollonides in dissuading the assembly from accepting the 120 talents proffered them as a gift by king Eumenes II. [See p. 237a.] He reminded the Achaeans, that the Aeginetans, in consequence of their adherence to the league, had been conquered and enslaved by P. Sulpicius (B. C. 208), and that their island, having been given up by the Aetolians, had been sold by them to Attalus, the father of Eumenes. He called on Eumenes to shew his good-will to the Achaeans rather by the restoration of Aegina than by gifts of money, and he urged the assembly not to receive presents which would prevent their ever attempting the deliverance of the Aeginetans. The money of the king of Pergamus was refused by the congress. (Plb. 11.6, 23.7, 8; comp. Liv. 27.33; Plut. Arat. 34.)

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