The name of the city that passed this decree is not mentioned in the surviving part of the inscription. The first editor suggested it might be Stratonikeia; but good reasons for supposing that is was Seleukeia-Tralles have been put forward by P. Thonemann, "A Hellenistic isopoliteia decree from Laodikeia on the Lykos" ( PDF ).
It was resolved by the council and the people, [. . . son of] Naukrates made the motion: [since the Laodikeians, being well-disposed] both collectively towards the people [and individually towards] each of our citizens, have decreed isopoliteia [and freedom from taxation] and privileged seating for us, [and crown] our people with a gold [crown] for the sake of its [virtue] and the goodwill [which it continues to hold towards] the people of Laodikeia, . . ., 10 they have sent as ambassadors [. . . son of . . .], Athenaios [son of . . ., and . . .] son of Satyros, who have [delivered the decree] to the people and [have made a speech concerning] the goodwill which they hold towards our people, and have called [on us to hold the same] disposition concerning the things about which [they have (?) written to the] city, having shown all possible [sobriety during their] stay in the city, . . . [And so the people,] wishing to . . . 20 their . . ., [in order that (?) friendship] might be preserved for [all time] for both [cities, with good fortune], be it resolved: let the [Laodikeians be citizens and let] them share in [all the things that the other …]keis share in, [and let the official invite them to] a front seat [at all] the musical contests [that are held] by the people; [and let them also have] right of access to the council [first after the] sacred business; 30 and the council and the *** stratēgoi and the other officials are to take care of all those Laodikeians who arrive at the city . . .
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