n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Scipio Aemilianus' eastern embassy - the Rhodian evidence : notes
|Article Title||Scipio Aemilianus' eastern embassy - the Rhodian evidence : notes|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Author||Harold B. Mattingly|
|Publication Date||Jan 1996|
|Pages||67 - 76|
In the controversy over the date of the embassy - 144/3 or 140/39 BC - the evidence on the career of Panaitios of Rhodes, who accompanied it, provides unexpected support for the earlier date. Cicero's testimony is vindicated against those who have preferred to rely on interpretation of Diodoros and his source Poseidonios.
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