Plutarch records how Philopoimen, on his return from Crete, made some of the towns of Arcadia self-governing and independent from Megalopolis ( Plut:Phil_13'5 ).
[A] Since Thymon of Thelphousa, the son of Pausion, is our friend and has provided good service both to the city and to private individual who have come to his homeland and have need of anything; and when the city had need of cash, he gave it to the city; therefore it is resolved that Thymon of Thelphousa, the son of Pausion, shall have the status of proxenos and benefactor of the city, both for himself and for his descendants; and they shall grazing rights and the other privileges that are given to other proxenoi and benefactors of the city. The overseers shall inscribe this decree on a bronze tablet and set it up in the temple of the Great God.
[B] Security in war and in peacetime shall be granted both to him and to his descendants; they shall have the right to cut wood, and freedom from all taxes controlled by our city; Thymon shall be a citizen of Thisoa, and shall join whichever phratry he wishes; and they shall have the other privileges that are controlled by the Thisoans and that are granted to other proxenoi and benefactors of the Thisoans. The overseers shall inscribe this decree on a bronze tablet and set it up in the temple of the Great God.
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