Ambassadorial residence and offices
Valenzuela succeeded in getting the embassy exchanged for the governorship of Granada.
The embassy from Rome, however, is almost certainly a later, and an inevitable, invention.
The chief result of the embassy was that Cleomenes took to the Scythian habit of drinking his wine neat and went mad therefrom (Herodotus vi.
From the last decade of the 13th century there dates a valuable description of Tchin-la 1 written by a member of a Chinese embassy thereto.
An embassy from the Parthians now came to solicit alliance with Rome, and Sulla was the first Roman who held diplomatic intercourse with that remote people.