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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 519


THE ACHAEANS HONOUR THE HOSTAGES FROM BOEOTIA AND PHOCIS

Greek text:   Achaïe_3.118
Date:     c. 228/7 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This decree has been interpreted as evidence that the Boeotians and Phocians supported the Achaeans in the early stages of the war against Kleomenes; see A.Schachter, "Boiotia in Antiquity: Selected Papers", page 357 ( Google Books ), and E.Mackil, "Creating a Common Polity", pp.471-2 ( Google Books ).


It was resolved by the Achaean league, to grant proxeny to the hostages of the Boeotians and Phocians, both for themselves and for their descendants:

They shall have freedom from taxes, inviolability both in war and in peacetime, both by land and by sea, and all the other rights that are granted to other proxenoi and benefactors. When the damiourgoi were . . . Bourios, Nikandridas . . .

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