Periochae Librorum XLVI–CXLII
a.u.c. 587–594. Eumenes rex Romam venit, qui Macedonico bello medium egerat. Ne aut hostis iudicatus videretur, si exclusus esset, aut liberatus crimine, si admitteretur, in commune lex1 lata est, ne cui regi Romam venire liceret. Claudius Marcellus consul Alpinos Gallos, C. Sulpicius Gallus consul Liguras subegit. Legati Prusiae regis questi sunt de Eumene, quod fines suos popularetur, dixeruntque eum conspirasse cum Antiocho adversus populum Romanum. Societas cum Rhodiis deprecantibus iuncta est. Lustrum a censoribus conditum: censa sunt civium capita C͞C͞C͞X͞X͞X͞V͞I͞I͞2 XXII. Princeps senatus M. Aemilius Lepidus. Ptolemaeus Aegypti rex, pulsus regno a minore fratre missis ad eum legatis restitutus est. Ariarathe, Cappadociae rege, mortuo filius eius Ariarathes regnum accepit et amicitiam cum populo Romano per legatos renovavit. Res praeterea adversus Liguras et Corsos et Lusitanos vario eventu gestas et motus Syriae mortuo Antiocho, qui filium Antiochum puerum admodum
Summaries of Books XLVI–CXLII1
XLVI. King Eumenes came to Rome, after straddling b.c. 167–160 in the Macedonian War. To prevent its seeming that he was adjudged an enemy, if he was shut out, or that he had been acquitted, if allowed to enter, a general regulation was passed that no king should be permitted to come to Rome.2 Consul Claudius Marcellus defeated the Gauls of the Alps; Consul Gaius Sulpicius Gallus, the Ligurians.3 Envoys from King Prusias complained that Eumenes was devastating Prusias’ territory, and said that he had conspired with Antiochus against the Roman People.4 An alliance with the Rhodians was entered into at their request.5 The half-decade was formally ended by the censors. The count of citizens was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand and twenty-two. The chief of the senate was Marcus Aemilius Lepidus.6
Ptolemy, king of Egypt, was expelled from his kingdom by his younger brother, but was restored when an embassy was sent to the latter.7 On the death of Ariarathes, the king of Cappadocia, his son Ariarathes succeeded to the throne and through an embassy renewed the treaty of friendship with the Roman People.8 The book also includes campaigns conducted against the Ligurians, Corsicans, and Lusitanians with varying success, as well as an upheaval in Syria on the death of Antiochus, who
- 1The summaries of these Books from Oxyrhynchus, as far as they are preserved, will be found after the summaries of the same Books belonging to the complete series.
- 2167 b.c. Cf. Polybius XXX. 19 (20, 17).
- 3166 b.c. Cf. the Fasti, C.I.L.2 1. 1, pp. 146 and 175.
- 4164 b.c. Cf. Polybius XXX. 30 (31. 6), who says that “envoys from Asiatic cities” accused Eumenes of making arrangements with Antiochus. The senate took no action.
- 5164 b.c. Cf. Polybius XXX. 31 (31. 7).
- 6164 b.c. The censors were Quintus Marcius Philippus and Lucius Aemilius Paulus. For Lepidus see above, XLIII. xv. 6, and the note; also below, XLVII.
- 7164–3 b.c. See below, XLVII; the kingdom was divided, the younger Ptolemy receiving Cyrenaica. Cf. Polybius XXXI. 17–20 (26–8, 25–7).
- 863 b.c. Cf. Polybius XXXI. 3 (14), and XXXII. 1.