This blatant restriction on the powers of the hieromnemones was perhaps designed to prevent victims of Aetolian aggression from seeking redress through the Amptictyonic Council, as suggested by J.B.Scholten, "The Politics of Plunder", pp.67-8 ( Google Books ).
It is resolved by the Aetolians: if any have previously been convicted in the court of the hieromnemones of external crimes or if any are convicted later, they cannot be seized from any of the cities, but . . . according to the law of the Amphictyons, except if any of them are or have been lawfully accused of appropriating the sacred funds; in that case, they can be seized from anywhere. Those who are found guilty in private cases, the cities themselves shall be responsible . . . [seeking recompense according to the laws of the city] . . .
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