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3. An Aetolian, who, when his countrymen were endeavouring to organize a coalition against the Romans, was sent as ambassador to Philip V., king of Macedonia, B. C. 93, to urge him to join the league, but without effect. (Liv. 35.12.) Two years later, B. C. 191, he was sent, together with Thoas, to beg the assistance of Antiochus the Great, king of Syria. By extraordinary diligence he accomplished his task, and returned from Ephesus to Phalara, on the Maliac Gulf, within twelve days. After falling into the hands of Philip, by whom he was treated with unexpected kindness, he reached Hypata just at the moment when the Aetolians were deliberating about peace, and by bringing some money from Antiochus, and the promise of further aid, he succeeded in persuading them to refuse the terms proposed by the Romans. (Liv. 36.29; Plb. 20.10, 11.) In B. C. 190 he was appointed praetor (or Ζτρατηψος) of the Aetolians (Clinton, Fasti Hell.), and endeavoured in vain to force the consul, MI. Fulvius Nobilior, to raise the siege of Anmbracia (Liv. 38.1, 4-6; Plb. 22.8, 10), after which he was sent as ambassador to Rome, with Phaeneas, to settle the terms of peace. (Plb. 22.13.) We hear no more of him, but that, as he was ever afterwards favourably inclined towards the royal family of Macedonia, because of Philip's kindness to him, he fell under the displeasure of the Romans on that account during their war with Perseus, B. C. 171-168, and that he was summoned to Rome, and died there. (Plb. 20.11, 27.13, 28.4, 6.)

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