since this was his particular mission, laboured earnestly to induce the Ambraciots to surrender.
When he met with little success in this, approaching the walls and conferring with the chiefs, finally, by permission of the consul, he entered the city, and partly by advice and partly by entreaty he prevailed upon them to entrust themselves to the Romans.
The Aetolians too received notable assistance from Gaius Valerius, son of the Laevinus,Cf. XXXI. iii. 3, etc.; for the treaty of 211 B.C., XXVI. xxiv. 8. who had concluded the first treaty of friendship with that people, Gaius being the brother of the consul and born of the same mother.Her name is unknown. She had apparently married Laevinus after the death of the elder Fulvius, since Polybius (XXII. xii) speaks of Gaius as a young man. Cf. Münzer, Röm. Adelsparteien (Stuttgart, 1920), 210.
The Ambraciots, havingB.C. 189 first bargained that the Aetolian auxiliaries should be released in safety, opened their gates. Then