For some comments on the significance of this agreement, see S.L.Ager, "Interstate Arbitrations in the Greek World, 337–90 B.C.", pp.123-4 ( Google Books ); the role of the Aetolians as arbitrators between the two cities is discussed by J.B.Scholten, "The Politics of Plunder", pp.121-2 ( Google Books ).
[A] Since Timaios, Kleopatros . . . have arrived as envoys and arbitrators from the Aetolians; they have handed to us the decree of the Aetolians and have themselves spoken in a manner consistent with the decrees, urging us to be reconciled with the Phigaleans; and since envoys from the Phigaleans also have arrived to urge the same thing, namely:
[B] It is resolved by the Phigaleans, to do as the Messenians have voted.
[C] Oath of the Messenians: I swear by Zeus of Ithome, Hera . . . and all the gods of oaths, that I will remain . . . in the existing friendship towards the Aetolians and the Phigaleans . . .
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