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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 366


AN ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE BOEOTIANS AND THE AETOLIANS, RECORDED AT DELPHI

Greek text:   Sylloge_366
Date:     c. 292 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Although the remaining parts of this inscription give no indication of the date, it is generally assumed that it is connected to fighting between Demetrios and the Boeotians in 293/2 B.C. ( Plut:Demetr_39 ); see E.Mackil, "Creating a Common Polity", page 96 ( Google Books ).


. . . in common to furnish the enlisted hoplites; and to set up steles of stone, inscribing on them the alliance and the oath, in Aetolia at Thermon [and . . .] in the Lophrion, in Boeotia in the temple of Poseidon at Onchestos and in the temple of Alalkomenes and in the temple of Athene at Koroneia, and jointly at Delphi; and each to swear the following oath: "I swear by Zeus, Gaia, Helios, Poseidon, Ares, Athene Areia, and all the gods and goddesses, that I will sincerely act as an ally, according to the oaths and the treaties that have been made between the Boeotians and the Aetolians and the Phocians who are joined with the Aetolians, and I will not desert the allies either in wartime or in peacetime, but I will come to their aid in full strength whenever they summon me; if I keep my oath, may I have many blessings, but if I break my oath, may I be cursed, myself and all my family"; and if anyone takes up arms to make war against either the Boeotians or the Aetolians, to come to the aid of each other in full strength.

. . . the Boeotians, the alliance was ratified when the boeotarchs were . . . of Thespiai, . . . of Tanagra, . . .

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