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ΕΚ ΤΗΣ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΚΗΣ

1. Ὅτι ἐνῆγε τοὺς Ῥωμαίους τὰ Σιβύλλεια εἰς τὸν Φιλίππου πόλεμον. ἔστι δὲ ταῦτα·

αὐχοῦντες βασιλεῦσι Μακηδόνες Ἀργεάδῃσιν, ὑμῖν κοιρανέων ἀγαθὸν καὶ πῆμα Φίλιππος. ἤτοι ὁ μὲν πρότερος πόλεσιν λαοῖσί τ᾿ ἄνακτας θήσει, ὁ δ᾿ ὁπλότερος τιμὴν ἀπὸ πᾶσαν ὀλέσσει, δμηθεὶς δ᾿ ἑσπερίοισιν ὑπ᾿ ἀνδράσιν ἐνθάδ᾿ ὀλεῖται. (Exc. de sent. 22, p. 70 Boissevain)

2. Ὅτι Ῥωμαῖοι τοῦ Φιλίππου τοῦ Μακεδόνος [τοῦ πολεμήσαντος αὐτοῖς]1 πέρι πάμπαν ἐπολυπραγμόνουν οὐδέν, οὐδὲ σφίσιν ἐνθύμιος ἦν ὅλως πονουμένης ἔτι τῆς Ἰταλίας ὑπὸ Ἀννίβου [τοῦ Καρχηδονίων

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THE MACEDONIAN BOOK

BOOK IX PART 1

FROM THE MACEDONIAN BOOK

1.1 The Sibylline Books induced the Romans to go to war against Philip, with the following lines:2 “The Macedonians boast of their royal Argive ancestors, but Philip’s rule will bring both good and suffering to you. The older one will establish rulers for cities and peoples, the younger will lose all honor, and die here, vanquished by men from the west.” (Exc. de sent. 22, p. 70 Boissevain)

2. The Romans paid no attention at all to Philip of Macedon [who went to war with them.]3 Indeed, he did not even enter their thoughts, as Italy was still suffering at the hands of Hannibal [the Carthaginian general] and they

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.appian-roman_history_book_ix_macedonian_affairs_fragments.2019