This inscription was published, with a French translation and commentary, by P.Briant, P.Brun & E.Varinlioglu, in "Les Cités d'Asie mineure occidentale au IIe siècle a.C." ( ed. A.Bresson & R.Descat, 2001 ), pp. 241-259. It describes the impact of the war against Aristonikos on a small city in Caria.
Apollonios son of Aristokrates, of the Ptolemaïs tribe.
When Dionysokles son of Epainetos, but by adoption son of Apollonios the son of Sopolis, was priest, on the seventh day of the month of Gorpiaios, it was resolved by the council and the people, as recommended by the archons: since Apollonios son of Aristokrates, of the Ptolemaïs tribe, who is a noble man and a benefactor of his fatherland, was previously honoured by the people for his goodwill towards the city and the populace; and again, after receiving these honours, as he wished to outdo everyone in his benefactions, 10 he dedicated his life wholly and genuinely to the service of his fatherland and of its citizens, and continually performed one benefaction after another; and when Manius Aquillius, the consul of the Romans, wrote to us that we should provide quarters for soldiers, and the people were in distress, because of the critical condition of the land and the city and because there had been great expense on account of our goodwill towards the Romans, so that there was much disturbance and foreboding throughout the city and the land, Apollonios, disregarding what was in his personal interest and the great dangers of travelling away from home, went as envoy to the consul; approaching the consul, he contended that his fatherland should be exempt from billeting, 20 and persuaded him not to send the soldiers . . .
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