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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 520


THE AULONIANS OF NAXOS HONOUR CHAROPOS AND OTHERS

Greek text:   IG_12.5.36
Date:     c. 250-200 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription shows that the Aetolians sometimes resorted to what seems like outright piracy. Their motives are discussed by J.D.Grainger, "The League of the Aitolians", page 20 ( Google Books ), and P.de Souza, "Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World", page 72 ( Google Books ).


Resolved by the Aulonians: since, when 280 of our people were seized by the Aetolians, the following men sailed off on behalf of the people and ransomed them from the Aetolians:

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