When king Philippos started to expand his power over the islands in the south of the Aegean Sea, small islands like Nisyros were obliged to submit to him; see F.W.Walbank, "Philip V of Macedon", page 120 ( Google Books ).
King Philippos to the Nisyrians, greeting. I have sent Kallias to you, who is one of my friends and one of your citizens. I know that he has goodwill towards your city and has often spoken to me on your behalf; and therefore I have sent him to announce to you what I wish you to know.
When Lysikrates was damiourgos, on the 20th day of the month Karneios, it was resolved by the people, as recommended by the council: since Kallias has come from king Philippos, bringing a letter with the seal of the king; and he has announced that the king has granted that the Nisyrians may continue to use their ancestral laws, it is resolved by the Nisyrians, as Kallias has announced, to use all [their ancestral laws] . . .
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