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Royal Correspondence: 42


LETTER OF ANTIOCHOS III (?) TO ILION

Original text:   IMT_241
Date:     c. 197 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Scholars are mostly agreed on the attribution of this letter to Antiochos III; for some comments on the relationship between Antiochos and the city of Ilion at this time, see J.D.Grainger, "The Roman War of Antiochos the Great", pp.57-8 ( Google Books ).


. . . to aid in securing all that pertains to consideration and [goodwill]; for we shall try [not only] to help to preserve your ancestral privileges but also to exercise [every care] for each of you publicly and privately [so that] you may miss [none of the] things which pertain to glory and honour. We grant you also the . . .

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