Issa Complains of Raids by the Dalmations
The people of Issa having often sent embassies to
Piracies of the Dalmatians on the island of Issa, B. C. 158.
Rome, complaining that the Dalmatians damaged
their territory and the cities subject to them,—
meaning thereby Epetium and Tragyrium,—and
the Daorsi also bringing similar complaints, the
Senate sent a commission under Gaius Fannius to inspect
the state of Illyria, with special reference to the Dalmatians.
This people had been subject to Pleuratus as long as he was
alive; but when he died, and was succeeded on the throne
by Genthius, they revolted, overran the bordering territories,
and reduced the neighbouring cities, some of which even paid
them a tribute of cattle and corn. So Fannius and his colleague started on their mission. . . .