Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 668


Greek text:   CID_4.110
Date:     c. 161/0 B.C.
Tags:     arbitration
Format:   see key to translations

It was difficult to assess the legitimacy of claims to a place on the Amphictyonic Council during this period, because the manipulation of votes by the Aetolian League at the end of the third century B.C. had been so extreme that most traditional entitlements had been removed. However, it is clear that after the Aetolians were forced to submit to the Romans in 189 B.C., Doris regained its independence and received a place on the Amphictyonic Council ( Syll_636 ). Although the inscription is badly damaged, it seems that the Thessalian arbitrators now decided that Kytinion should retain this right on behalf of the Dorians; see S.L.Ager, "Interstate Arbitrations in the Greek World, 33790 B.C.", no. 139 ( Google Books ).

Decree of the Kytinians.

When . . . was general of the Thessalians, [in the month of Itonios]; and when Timon was tagos in Lamia . . . in the month of Bomios as the Lamians reckon; in full [assembly, this was decided]: since the envoys who have been sent from Lakedaimon - Aristokles . . ., . . ., . . . - [and from] the Dorians - Polycharmos son of Prasidas, Alkiphron . . . and . . . [of Kytinion] - [and] they have disputed the Amphictyonic vote [of the Dorians, because the Dorians consider that the vote] belongs only [to them], but the Lakedaimonians consider that [they should share] half of the vote, [as before; the arbitrators chosen by] the Lamians, being thirty-one in number, having sat in session [for a long time . . . so as] to resolve the [dispute] between Lakedaimonians and the Dorians, since both sides [entrusted] the decision to them and [(?) declared this] in the appended contracts, [have decided that the whole vote should belong to the] city [of Kytinion]. When Eubiotas . . . was archon of the Dorians {doriarch} [and Andronikos] son of Phrikidas [was archon at Delphi], and the members of the council for the second [half of the year were Archon son of Kallias and Nikomachos son of Dexippos], and the secretary was Athambos son of Habromachos.

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