crown of eighty pounds' weight,Perhaps a gift to the goddess Roma, like the similar but more lavish gift of Rhodes when in the bad graces of the Romans (Polybius XXX. 5. 4). and called to mind that they had abandoned Perseus, after a Roman army had come into Macedonia, although they had been subject to Perseus and previously to Philip.This statement may be inaccurate; Lampsacus declared itself independent of Antiochus in 196 B.C. (XXXIII. xxxviii. 3) and when last heard of (XXXVII. xxxv. 2, 190 B.C.) was apparently recognized as independent; perhaps Livy or his source has assumed that Lampsacus had abandoned Perseus at the time when it came forward as an ally of Rome.
In return for this and for their action in furnishing the Roman generals with everything, they asked only that they might be admitted to friendshipApparently they wanted an entente with Rome, without the precise and formal undertakings of an alliance (societas). Usually, friendship and alliance go hand in hand (e.g.