tory over Perseus, near the city of Pydna.
Perseus taken with all his children. The com-
mand of Paulus Æmilius in Macedonia pro-
longed. Decree of the fenate, granting li.
berty to the Macedonians and Illyrians. Pau-
lus Æmilius, during the winter quarters, vi.
fits the most celebrated cities of Greece. Up-
on his return into Amphipolis, he gives a
great feast. He marches for Rome. On his
way he suffers his army to plunder all the ci.
ties of Epirus. He enters Rome in triumph.
Death of Perseus. Cn. Octavius and L. Ani.
cius have also the honour of a triumph de-
Segt. I. Attalus comes to Rome to congratulate the
Romans upon their success in Macedonia,
The deputies of the Rhodians present them.
felves before the senate, and endeavour to ap-
pease their wrath. After long and warm so-
licitations, they prevail to be admitted into
the alliance of the Roman people. Severity
exercised against the Ætolians. All of them
in general who had favoured Perseus are cited
to Rome, to answer for their conduct. A thou.
fand Achæans carried thither : Polybius one
of the number. The fenate banishes them in.
to several towns of Italy. After seventeen
years of banishment, they are sent back into
their own country, when only three hundred
of them remain,
97 II. Mean flatteries of Prufias, king of Bithynia, in
the senate. Eumenes, become suspected by the Romans, is not suffered to enter Rome. Ariarathes, king of Cappadocia, dies, and is succeeded by his son of the same name. Death of Eumenes. Attalus his brother succeeds him, as guardian to his son, then very young. War between Attalus and Prufiar. The latter having formed the design of putting his