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Greek Interstate Arbitration


The increase in agreed arbitration of disputes between Greek states, by an external state or individual, was an important development during the Hellenistic period. There is a good introduction to the topic by A.Magnetto, "Interstate Arbitration and Foreign Judges", section 1 ( academia.edu ).

The standard account in English of the evidence for Hellenistic arbitration is by S.L.Ager, "Interstate Arbitrations in the Greek World, 33790 B.C." ( Google Books ). This book is a valuable source of information about international relations in the Hellenistic world, and most of the evidence that it presents comes from inscriptions. Many of these inscriptions are now available in online translations, and links to the translations are shown below. The numbers on the left of each line are the case numbers in the book.



11 : THI_74 Locrians   ( c. 305 )
13 : Syll_344 Lebedos / Teos   ( c. 303 )
14 : BD_8 Hellenic League   ( 302 )
16 : Mackil_14B Koroneia / Lebadeia   ( c. 300 )
17 : Mackil_31B Akraipheia / Kopai   ( 3rd century )
21 : Syll_953 Kalymna / Kos   ( c. 300-286 )
24 : Syll_372 Samothrace   ( 288-281 )
25 : OGIS_11 Magnesia / Priene   ( 287/6 )
26 : RC_6 Priene / Samos   ( 283/2 )
29 : SEG_50.936 Phalasarna / Polyrhenia   ( before 273 )
30 : THI_147.A Melitaia / Chalai / Peuma   ( c. 270-260 )
31 : THI_147.B Pereia / Phylladon / Peuma   ( c. 270-260 )
33 : Syll_421 Agrai / Stratos   ( c. 263/2 )
38 : Syll_471 Corinth / Epidauros   ( 242-237 )
40 : Syll_472 Messene / Phigaleia   ( c. 240 )
41 : Syll_421.B Matropolis / Oiniadai   ( 239-231 )
42 : SEG_39.1426   Arsinoē / Nagidos   ( 238-221 )
47 : THI_53 Eleutherna   ( c. 224 )
50 : Syll_683 Messene / Sparta   ( c. 222 )
55 : Syll_546.A Melitaia / Xyniai   ( 214/3 )
56 : Syll_546.B Melitaia / Pereia   ( 213/2 )
58 : THI_148 Eleutherna   ( end of 3rd century )
63 : THI_149 Hermione / Epidauros   ( c. 200 )
67 : THI_105 Hierapytna / Priansos   ( early 2nd century )
71 : SEG_29.1130 Klazomenai / Temnos   ( 200-150 )
74 : Syll_599 Priene / Samos   ( c. 197-190 )
83 : THI_104 Naxos / Paros   ( 194-166 )
88 : Syll_609,610 Amphissa / Delphi   ( 190 )
89 : THI_103 Hypnia / Myania   ( c. 190 )
99 : Syll_688 Priene / Samos   ( 188 )
100 : RC_46 Miletos / Priene   ( after 188 )
108 : Syll_633 Herakleia / Miletos   ( 185/4 )
109 : Syll_588 Magnesia / Miletos   ( 185-180 )
117 : Syll_614 Amphissa / Delphi   ( 179 )
118 : Syll_638 Azoros / Mondaia   ( soon after 178 )
120 : Syll_679 Magnesia / Priene   ( 175-160 )
127 : THI_113 Gortyn / Knossos   ( before 167 )
130 : SEG_18.570 Araxa   ( after 167 )
131 : SEG_47.604 Ambrakia / Athamania   ( c. 166 )
137 : Syll_665 Sparta / Megalopolis   ( after 163 )
138 : THI_150 Arsinoē / Troizen   ( 163-146 )
139 : Syll_668 Doris / Sparta   ( 161/0 )
146 : OGIS_335 Mytilene/ Pitane   ( c. 150-133 )
153 : THI_151 Halos / Phthiotic Thebes   ( c. 145-137 )
156 : Syll_674 Melitaia / Narthakion   ( c. 140 )
158 : Syll_685 Hierapytna / Itanos   ( c. 140-111 )
159 : Syll_683 Messene / Sparta   ( c. 138 )
161 : Sherk_43B Rhodes / Stratonikeia   ( c. 130 )
164 : Syll_712 Lato / Olous   ( 118-113 )
 
See also:
Syll_464 Athens / Boeotia   ( 251/0 )
SEG_58.370 Messene / Megalopolis   ( 180-170)



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