This is the umpteenth post on the same topic.
But yes, you are right. I have just quit the game in which Darius declared war on me, lost a city, is about to lose several more and is still refusing to negotiate peace.
By the way, he lost the city because he first declared a war, then sent his substantial army like a bunch of wallabies to my fortified cities and the citadel. They were all slaughtered.
I hated SODs, but this is really, really stupid.