ng Ptolemy —the specious plea that he had employed in statements to all the states of Asia and Greece either when he received embassies or sent out messages. But he was so incensed that he prepared for war against the two brothers with much more urgency and bitterness than against the one.
He immediately sent a fleet to Cyprus; and in early springOf 168 B.C.; he had made preparations in 171, XLII. xxix. 5; the first invasion was in 170, the reconciliation of the brothers presumably in 169 B.C. Polybius, on whom Livy based this account, records these events in XXVIII. 19-23; XXIX. 23 (8). 26-7 (7a, 11). he himself advanced with his army into Hollow Syria on his way to Egypt.B.C. 168
Near Rhinocolura envoys from Ptolemy met him, offering thanks for his assistance in recovering Ptolemy's ancestral throne and requesting that he should not undo his act of kindness and rather say what he wanted done than shift from ally to enemy and act by force of arms. Antiochus replied that he