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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 480


A DECREE OF THE AETOLIANS CONCERNING FOREIGNERS IN DELPHI

Greek text:   IG_9.1².174
Date:     c. 240 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

In this decree, the Aetolians were careful to respect the autonomy of Delphi, as stressed by J.B.Scholten, "The Politics of Plunder", page 100 ( Google Books ). But the text makes clear that some foreign residents of Delphi (including, no doubt, Aetolians) had been abusing their status.


In the year when Timaios was general, it was resolved by the Aetolians: none of the foreign residents in Delphi shall be free from taxes, unless they have been granted freedom from taxes by the city of Delphi. If anyone has previously enjoyed freedom from taxes without being granted it by the citizens, they shall henceforth be liable to taxes, the same as the other foreign residents.

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