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lip loses a battle. Villius succeeds Sulpitius.

No considerable transaction happens dur-'

ing his government. Flamininus succeeds

him. Antiochus recovers Cælosyria, of

which he had been dispossessed by Aristo-

menes, the prime minister of Egypt. Va-

rious expeditions of the consul into Phocis.

The Achuans, after long debates, declare

for the Romans

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SECT. III. Flamininus is continued in the

command as proconsul. He has a fruitless

interview with Philip about concluding a

peace. The tolians, and Nabis, tyrant

of Sparta, declare for the Romans. Sick-

ness and death of Attalus. Flamininus de-

feats Philip in a battle near Scotussa and

Cynoscephale in Thessaly. A peace con-

cluded with Philip, which puts an end to

the Macedonian war. The extraordinary

joy of the Greeks at the Isthmian games,

when advice is brought that they are re-

stored to their ancient liberty by the Ro-

Secr. iv. Complaints being made, and sus-

picions arising concerning Antiochus, the

Romans send an embassy to him, which has

no other effect, but to dispose both parties

for an open rupture. A conspiracy is

formed by Scopas the Ætolian against

Ptolemy. He and his accomplices are put

to deuth. Hannibal retires to Antiochus.

War of Flamininus against Nabis, whom

he besieges in Sparta : he obliges him to

sue for peoce, and grants it him. He enters

Rome in triumph

Sect. V. Universal preparations for the

war between Antiochus and the Romans,

Mutual embassies and interviews on both

sides, which come to nothing. The Romans

send troops against Nabis, who had in-

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