Dittenberger attributed both of these inscriptions to a brief period at the end of the 3rd century B.C. when Opous was independent from Macedonian control. But Lykopos does not appear in the list of Aetolian generals for this period, and a date of late in the 2nd century seems more likely; which would fit with the signature of the same two Theban artists that was found on the base of a statue of M.Minucius, dated to about 109 B.C. ( FD_3.1.526 - Greek text, without the signature ).
[A] The city of Opous and the Locrians around Opous [dedicated] this statue of Aristokrates [the son of . . ., who won] the boys' boxing contest at the Pythian games, [to Apollo].
[Menekrates] and Sopatros of Thebes [made the statue].
[B] The city of Opous and the Lokrians around Opous dedicated to the gods this statue of Lykopos of Kalydon, the son of Polemarchos, the general of the Aetolians, on account of his virtue and his goodwill towards them.
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