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OGIS: 341


APTERA IN CRETE HONOURS KING PROUSIAS AND OTHER BITHYNIANS

Greek text:   IC_2.3.4
Date:   181-149 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Apart from this decree, Prousias did not have any obvious connections with Crete, but like other kings of his time he may have been interested in the prospect of recruiting Cretan mercenaries.   Aptera also maintained friendly relations with the Attalid kings, even though they were often in conflict with Prousias ( OGIS_270 ).


[A] [It was resolved by the council and the people, as proposed by] . . . son of Archetas: king Prousias, the son of king Prousias, shall be recognised as a proxenos and benefactor, both himself and his descendants.

[B] It was resolved by the council and the people, as proposed by Nikias son of Karaios: Dintiporis of Prousias, the son of .skiprasis, and Dionysios of Nikomedeia, the son of Apatourios, and Dintiporis of . . ., the son of Diliporis, [ . . . (?) shall be recognised as proxenoi ] . . .

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