Polybius, The Histories

LCL 161: 180-181

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The Histories of Polybius

FRAGMENTA LIBRI XXXI

1. Ὅτι Τεβέριος τοὺς Καμμανοὺς τὰ μὲν βιασάμενος, (9 )τὰ δὲ παραλογισάμενος ὑπηκόους ἐποίησε Ῥωμαίοις.

2Εἰς δὲ τὴν Ῥώμην καὶ πλειόνων παραγεγονότων <πρεσβευτῶν> ἐχρημάτισεν ἡ σύγκλητος τοῖς περὶ 3Ἄτταλον καὶ τὸν Ἀθήναιον. συνέβαινε γὰρ τὸν Προυσίαν οὐ μόνον αὐτὸν ἐνεργῶς κεχρῆσθαι ταῖς διαβολαῖς ταῖς κατὰ τὸν Εὐμένη καὶ τὸν Ἀντίοχον, ἀλλὰ καὶ τοὺς Γαλάτας, παρωξυκέναι καὶ τοὺς Σελγεῖς καὶ πλείους ἑτέρους κατὰ τὴν Ἀσίαν πρὸς τὴν αὐτὴν ὑπόθεσιν. 4ὧν χάριν ὁ βασιλεὺς Εὐμένης ἐξαπεστάλκει τοὺς ἀδελφούς, ἀπολογησομένους πρὸς τὰς ἐπιφερομένας 5διαβολάς. οἳ καὶ παρελθόντες εἰς τὴν σύγκλητον ἐνδεχομένως ἔδοξαν πρὸς ἅπαντας τοὺς κατηγοροῦντας ποιήσασθαι τὴν ἀπολογίαν, καὶ τέλος οὐ μόνον ἀποτριψάμενοι τὰς ἐπιφερομένας αἰτίας, ἀλλὰ καὶ τιμη- 6θέντες ἐπανῆλθον εἰς τὴν Ἀσίαν. οὐ μὴν τῆς γε κατὰ

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Book XXXI

FRAGMENTS OF BOOK XXXI

1. Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus subjected to the Romans164–163 b.c. the Cammani1 partly by force and partly by fraud.

Embassy from Eumenes

Several embassies arrived at Rome this year, and the164/3 b.c. senate dealt with that headed by Attalus and Athenaeus. For Prusias had not only pushed the accusations he brought himself against Eumenes and Antiochus, but had instigated the Galatians, the people of Selge and other Asiatic peoples to bring similar complaints. In consequence of this Eumenes had sent his brothers to defend him against all these charges. When they appeared before the senate it was thought that they made a satisfactory defense against all the accusers, and finally having not only freed Eumenes from the charges but having received special marks of honor they returned to Asia. The senate,

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.polybius-histories.2010