War Between Rhodes and Crete
Heracleides came to Rome in the
Heracleides brings to Rome Laodice, daughter of Antiochus Epiphanes, and his supposed son Alexander Balas.
middle of summer, bringing Laodice and Alexander, and stayed there a long time, employing
all the arts of cunning and corruption to win
the support of the Senate. . . .
Astymedes of Rhodes being appointed ambassador and
navarch at the same time, came forward immediately and
addressed the Senate on the war with Crete.
The quarrel of Rhodes and Crete.
The Senate listened with attention, and immediately appointed Quintus at the head of a
commission to put an end to the war. . . .