We are told that when Ptolemaios, the nephew of Antigonos, captured Chalkis in 313/2 B.C., "he left the Chalkidians without a garrison in order to make it evident that Antigonos in very truth proposed to free the Greeks" ( Diod_19.78'2 ). After Ptolemaios died in 309 B.C., the general honoured in this decree completed the liberation of the city by removing a garrison that guarded the Euripos.
. . . as proposed by [Stratokles] of Diomeia, son of Euthydemos: since ...otimos previously, when he was appointed by Polemaios to command the guard of the Euripos, handed over the Euripos to the citizens of Chalkis after the death of Polemaios and caused their city to be made free, according to the wishes of the kings Antigonos and Demetrios; and now, when Kassandros marched against the Athenian people [with the intention of enslaving] their city . . .
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