This, to be sure, took place at a later period; at the time under consideration Antony attacked Antiochus, shut him up in Samosata and proceeded to besiege him. But when he found he was accomplishing nothing and was spending his time in vain, and when he also suspected that the soldiers were alienated from him on account of the disgrace of Ventidius, he secretly opened negotiations with the foe and made a pretended compact with him so that he might have a plausible reason for withdrawing. At any rate, Antony got neither hostages (except two and these of little importance) nor the money which he had demanded, but he granted Antiochus the death of a certain Alexander, who had earlier deserted from him to the Roman side. After doing this he set out for Italy, and Gaius Sosius received from him the governorship of Syria and Cilicia.
 Jedenfalls erhielt Antonius abgesehen von zwei und dabei unbedeutenden Personen keine Geiseln und auch nicht die geforderten Gelder, ja er bewilligte Antiochos sogar noch die Tötung eines gewissen Alexander, der zuvor ihn verlassen hatte und zu den Römern übergelaufen war. (O. Veh)