Roman Settlement of Greece
After the settlement made by the ten commissioners
Polybius will have no confiscated goods.
in Achaia, they directed the Quaestor, who was
to superintend the selling of Diaeus's property, to
allow Polybius to select anything he chose
from the goods and present it to him as a free gift, and to
sell the rest to the highest bidders. But, so far from accepting any such present, Polybius urged his friends not to covet
anything whatever of the goods sold by the Quaestor anywhere:—for he was going a round of the cities and selling the
property of all those who had been partisans of Diaeus, as
well of such as had been condemned, except those who left
children or parents. Some of these friends did not take his
advice; but those who did follow it earned a most excellent
reputation among their fellow-citizens.