Livy Volume 4

Livy Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...was summoned. Their negotiation here required mere address; for a great many of the leading men were disaffected to the Romans, and entirely devoted to the interests of Antiochus and the jEtolians; because, at the time when accounts were received that Philip's son, who was a hostage, would be restored to him, and the tribute imposed on him remitted, among other groundless reports it had been given out that the Romans intended to put him again in possession of Demetrias. Rather than that should take place, Eurylochus, a deputy of the Magnetians, and others of that faction, wished for a total change of measures to be effected by the coming of Antiochus and the jEtolians. In opposition to those, it was necessary to reason in such a manner that, in dispelling their mistaken fear, the ambassadors should not, by cutting off his hopes at once, give any disgust to Philip, whose friendship was of greater moment, on any occasion, than that of Jhe Magnetians. They only observed to the assembly, that " as Greece in general was under an obligation to the Romans for their kindness in restoring its liberty, so was their state in particular; for there had not only been a garrison of Macedonians in their capital, but a palace had been built in it, that they might have a master continually before their eyes. But all that had been done would be of no effect, if the.Etolians should bring thither Antiochus, and settle him in the abode of Philip, so that a new and unknown king should be set over them, in the place of an old one, with whom they were long acquainted." Their chief magistrate is styled Magnetarch. This office was then held by Eurylochus, who assummg confidence from his high station, openly declared that he and the Magnetians saw no reason to...
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236648323
  • 9781236648327