Whenever they are reduced to the last extremity, as the
phrase goes, they will fly to the Romans for protection and
commit themselves and their city to them.1. . .
1 Referring apparently to the conduct
of the Hellenic cities in Asia in presence of Antiochus, who, having wintered in Ephesus (B. C. 197-196), was
endeavouring in 196 by force or stratagem to consolidate his power in Asia
Minor. Livy, 33, 38.
Histories. Polybius. Evelyn S. Shuckburgh. translator. London, New York. Macmillan. 1889. Reprint Bloomington 1962.
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