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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 552


A LETTER FROM PHILIPPOS TO THE CITY OF ABAI

Greek text:   IG_9.1.78
Date:     208 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This letter shows that some cities in Phocis were fully under Macedonian control in 208 B.C., during the war against the Aetolians; see J.McInerney, "The Folds of Parnassos", chapter 8 ( Google Books ).


King Philippos to the state of Abai, greetings. Your envoys, namely: Ameinias, Pancharidas, Sotimos, Archedamos, Euanor, Archias and Nikoboulos, presented your decree and urged that your sacred territory should remain free from taxes, as it was previously. Our of respect for the god, as well as wishing to do you a favour, I have written to Herakleides instructing him not to trouble you. Farewell. Year 13, in the month Hyperberetaios.

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