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He inherited the ambition of Philip, and the violent and headstrong temperament of his furious mother, Olympias.
His empire was divided among his generals, and new kingdoms arose on the ruins of the Persian empire.
The king of Epirus retired to his own country, and was assassinated by a woman at Argos, after he had wrested the crown of Macedonia from Antigonus, B.C. 272.
The battle of Beneventum, gained by Carius, the Roman general, decided the fate of Pyrrhus.
With greater moderation and good sense Cato left poetry proper, as a thing irremediably lost, to the party opposed to him; although his attempt to create a didactic poetry in national measure after the model of the earlier Roman productions -the Appian poem on Morals and the poem on Agriculture-remains significant and deserving of respect, in point if not of success, at least of intention.
In vain the Aetolians and Achaeans collected what ships they had, with a view to check the evil: in a battle on the open sea they were beaten by the pirates and their Greek allies; the corsair fleet was able at length to take possession even of the rich and important island of Corcyra (Corfu).