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RO 53 [edit]

Alliance with Thracian, Paionian and Illyrian kings [edit]

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Relief Secretary Lysias son of Lys- of Pithos. Alliance of the Athenians with Ketriporis the Thracian and his brothers and with Lyppeios the Paionian and with Grabos the Illyrian. In the archonship of Elpines (356/5). In the first (5)prytany, of Leontis. On the eleventh of the prytany. Of the presiding committee Mnesarchos of - was putting to the vote. The Council and the People decided. Kallisthenes proposed: for the good fortune of the People of Athens, to accept the alliance [on the terms which Mono?]unios the brother of Ketriporis says (10)were agreed by his brother and the man sent from the People of Athens to Ketriporis and his brothers and to Lyppeios the Paionian and to Grabos the Illyrian. The presiding committee allotted to preside at the next Assembly shall introduce to the People [Monounios?] the brother (15)of Ketriporis and Peisianax and the ambassadors (presbeis) who have come from Lyppeios and Grabos and - who has come from Chares, and submit the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to accept the alliance, since . . . (20). . . Chares . . . of the Athenians for war . . . Lyppeios or Philip . . . (25) . . . . . . the money. Praise Ketriporis and his brothers because they are good men with regard to the People of Athens. Praise also [Monounios?] the brother who has come from Ketriporis (30)for his excellence and good will, and invite him to hospitality (xenia) in the city hall (prutaneion) tomorrow. Praise also Peisianax, and invite him to dinner in the city hall (prutaneion) tomorrow. Invite to hospitality the ambassadors (presbeis) who have come from the other kings to the city hall (prutaneion) tomorrow. If (35) this decree lacks anything, the Council shall be empowered (kurian). Ambassadors (presbeis) appointed: Lysikrates of Oinoe, Antimachos of -, Thrason of Erchia. "I swear by Zeus and Earth and Sun and Poseidon and Athena and Ares that I shall be a friend to Ketriporis and the brothers of (40)Ketriporis and an ally, and I shall wage with Ketriporis the war against Philip without deceit, with all my strength, as far as possible, and I shall not put an end in advance without Ketriporis and his brothers to the war against Philip, and the other places which Philip holds I shall join in subduing with (45)Ketriporis and his brothers, and I shall join in taking Krenides with Ketriporis and his brothers, and I shall give back the . . ."
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