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 Athena at Koroneia, and jointly at Delphi; and each to swear the following oath: "I swear by Zeus, Gaia, Helios, Poseidon, Ares, Athena 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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