The small island of Astypylaia was said to have received a colony from Megara as well as from Epidauros. The share in religious rites, mentioned in this inscription, indicates that it retained very close links with Epidauros until at least the end of the 4th century B.C.
God, with good fortune. It is resolved by the Epidaurians to grant to the Astypalaians, who are colonists from and benefactors of the Epidaurians, freedom from all taxes and inviolability, both in peacetime and in war, by land and by sea; and the sacred offerings of the Astypalaians shall be carried in the procession of the Epidaurians, and presented to the gods at Epidauros . . .
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