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22. 1–5 on the eunuch Aristonicus (already mentioned at 17. 6) will fall under res Aegypti. All these three passages will therefore remain in their present position. There is a further and perhaps decisive argument in favour of dating the surrender of the rebels at Sais to autumn 185. According to the second Philae decree (see xxii. 16. 1–17. ) — who is probably Comanus (Peremans–van 't Dack, Prosopographica: Studia Hellenistica, 9 (Louvain, 1953), 27–28; cf. xxviii. 19. )—was reported to the synod held at Alexandria on 6 September 186 by Aristonicus.
Iii. 37), which was probably in May 165 (Mørkholm, 98 n. 37, 166), they are likely to have been described under the res Asiae of Ol. 153, 2 = 167/6. Hence book xxxi would have to begin with that olympiad year and continue to the end of Ol. 154, an arrangement unparalleled elsewhere. It must therefore be assumed that Athenaeus x. 439 is incorrect in attributing 25. 1–26. 9 to book xxxi. (Steigemann, 46–7, argues that book xxx contained Ol. 153, 1, book xxxi Ol. 153, 2–4, and book xxxii Ol. 154 and 155; and he therefore rejects Athenaeus' attribution of xxxi.
20 concerns Apollonis, Attalus' wife, and the visit paid by two of her sons to Cyzicus; but it must be mentioned out of place, since it occurred later than the peace between Eumenes and Prusias (20. 8) which was itself after Flamininus' embassy of 183 (xxiii. 5. 1), and so in Ol. 149, 1 = 184/3. Apollonis may have been mentioned in relation to Cyzicus, which was allied to Eumenes against Prusias. Ortiagon (21) may also be mentioned in the context of this war, in which he supported Prusias (iii.