During the third century B.C., Lycia was part of the Ptolemaic empire; but by the Treaty of Apameia in 188 B.C. it was arbitrarily re-assigned to the Rhodians. This inscription shows that the Lycians continued nevertheless to maintain their close links with the Egyptian kings; see R.Behrwald in "Federalism in Greek Antiquity", page 405 ( Google Books ).
This statue of Ptolemaios, the chief bodyguard and chief huntsman, the son of Ptolemaios the chief huntsman and one of the foremost friends, is dedicated by the Lycian league, on account of the goodwill that his father has continually shown towards king Ptolemaios and his sister queen Kleopatra, the gods Epiphaneis and Eucharistoi, and their children, and towards the Lycian league.
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