The Senate Appoints Commissioners to Stop the War
When the commissioners under Hortensius and
Prusias having refused obedience to the former commission (see supra, ch. 1), a new commission is sent out with peremptory orders.
Arunculeius returned from Pergamum, and reported Prusias's disregard of the orders of the
Senate; and how by an act of treachery he had
besieged them and Attalus in Pergamum,1
had given rein to every kind of violence and
lawlessness: the Senate, enraged and offended
at what had happened, immediately appointed
ten commissioners, headed by Lucius Anicius,
Gaius Fannius, and Quintus Fabius Maximus, and sent them
out with instructions to put an end to the war, and compel
Prusias to indemnify Attalus for the injuries received by him
during the war. . . .