The Roman Terms To Antiochus
Scipio began by saying that victory never made the
The Roman terms imposed on Antiochus.
Romans more severe than before, and accordingly the envoys would receive the same
answer as they had previously received when they
came to the Hellespont before the battle.
evacuate Europe and all Asia this side Taurus: must pay the
Romans fifteen thousand Euboic talents as an indemnity for
the expenses of the war, five hundred at once, two thousand
five hundred on the ratification of the treaty by the people,
and the rest in twelve yearly instalments of a thousand talents.
Further, Antiochus must pay Eumenes the four hundred
talents owing to him, and the balance of the corn due in
accordance with the treaty made with his father Attalus. He
must at the same time deliver Hannibal the Carthaginian,
Thoas the Aetolian, Mnasilochus the Acarnanian, and Philo
and Eubulides the Chalcidians. As security for the fulfilment
of these terms, Antiochus must at once give twenty hostages
named in the treaty." Such was the decision
announced by Publius Scipio in the name of
the whole Council. Antipater and Zeuxis having
expressed their consent to them, it was agreed
by all to send envoys to Rome to appeal to the Senate and
people to confirm the treaty.
The terms are accepted, and missions sent to Rome.
The ambassadors of Antiochus
departed with this understanding: and during the following
days the Roman commanders divided their forces into their
winter quarters; and when some few days later the hostages
arrived, both Eumenes and the envoys of Antiochus started on
their voyage to Rome. Nor were they alone in their mission;
for Rhodes also, and Smyrna, and nearly all the nations and
states on this side Taurus sent ambassadors to Rome. . . .