Gaius Popilius Laenas Sent to Alexandria
The Senate being informed that Antiochus
In answer to an embassy from Ptolemy Physcon and his sister Cleopatra,
the Senate sends Gaius Popilius Laenas to Alexandria. Livy, 44, 19.
had become master of Egypt, and all but taken
Alexandria, and conceiving that the aggrandisement of that king was a matter affecting themselves, appointed Gaius Popilius and others
to go as ambassadors to put an end to the
war, and generally to inspect the state of
affairs. . . .