Terms of the Treaty
By these arguments the Athenian envoy persuaded the
Treaty with Aetolia, B. C. 189.
Senate to make peace with the Aetolians. The
decree therefore having been passed and confirmed by a vote of the people, the treaty was
formally ratified, of which the text was as follows: "The
people of the Aetolians shall in good faith maintain the
empire and majesty of the people of Rome.
"They shall not allow hostile forces to pass through their
territory or cities against the Romans, their allies or friends;
nor grant them any supplies from the public fund.
"They shall have the same enemies as the people of Rome;
and if the Roman people go to war with any, the Aetolian
people shall do so also.
"The Aetolians shall surrender to the praefectus in Corcyra,
within a hundred days from the completion of the treaty,
runaway slaves, and prisoners of the Romans and their allies,
except such as having been taken during the war have returned to their own land and been subsequently captured;
and except such as were in arms against Rome during the
time that the Aetolians were fighting on the side of the
"If there should be any not found within that time, they
shall hand them over as soon as they are forthcoming, without
deceit or fraud. And such persons, after the completion of
the treaty, shall not be allowed to return to Aetolia.
"The Aetolians shall pay the consul in Greece at once two
hundred Euboic talents of silver, of a standard not inferior to
the Attic. In place of one third of this silver, they may, if
they so choose, pay gold, at the rate of a mina of gold to ten
minae of silver. They shall pay the money in the six years
next following the completion of the treaty in yearly instalments of fifty talents; and shall deliver the money in Rome.
"The Aetolians shall give the Consul forty hostages, not
less than ten or more than forty years old, to remain for the
six years; they shall be selected by the Romans freely, excepting only the Strategus, Hipparch, public secretary, and such as
have already been hostages at Rome.
"The Aetolians shall deliver such hostages in Rome; and
if any one of them die, they shall give another in his place.
"Cephallenia shall not be included in this treaty.
"Of such territories, cities, and men as once belonged
to the Aetolians, and, in the consulship of Titus
Quinctius and Cnaeus Domitius, or subsequently,
were either captured by the Roman or voluntarily embraced
their friendship, the Aetolians shall not annex any, whether
city or men therein.
"The city and territory of Oeniadae shall belong to the
The treaty having been solemnly sworn, peace was concluded, and the war in Aetolia, as is in the rest of Greece,
thus came to an end. . . .