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In that case, 18. 1–3 will stand early among the res Graeciae et Macedoniae of Ol. 152, 3 = 170/69, between xxviii. 2. 8 and xxviii. 3. 1. 19. 1–2, on the sending of Meleager to Rome by Antiochus, follows 14. 1–3 and precedes xxviii. 1. 1–9 (describing the arrival of these and other envoys at Rome) in the excerpts de legat. gent. The likelihood is that xxviii. 1. 1–9 is from res Italiae of Ol. 152, 3 = 170/69, and 19. 1–2 part of res Asiae of Ol. 152, 2 = 171/0 (as Büttner-Wobst  places them); Meleager's embassy is then in winter 170/69.
1–6 follow in succession in de legat. gent. The first describes the arrival of Lycian envoys at Rome and their hearing ἤδη τῆς θερείας ληγούσης (4. 2), the second the arrival of Roman envoys at Rhodes, to convey the Senate's decision following the Lycian embassy, and the third the arrival at Rome of the Rhodian embassy decided upon in 5. 4. C. 577 = 177 (4. 1) seems to establish these as being the res Italiae of 178/7 (4. 1–10), the res Asiae of the same year (5. 1–5), and the res Italiae of 177/6 (6.
151, 1 = 176/5, the first year covered in the book. 9. BOOK XXVII Three excerpts, 1. 1 (de legat. ), 3. 1 (de legat. ), and 12. 1 (de uirt. ) contain statements in the manuscripts that they are from book xxvii; and a comparison of the first and second of these with Livy, xlii. 43. 4 and xlii. 45. C. 583 = 171), and of the third with Livy, xlii. 67. 3 (part of the same Polybian narrative), shows that book xxvii contained Ol. 152, 1 = 172/1 (see above, pp. 13–14). Athen. x. 440 attributes to book xxix statements about Genthius which Livy, xliv.
A Historical Commentary on Polybius, Vol. 3: Commentary on Books 19-40 by Frank W. Walbank