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Royal Correspondence: 46


LETTER OF AN (?) ATTALID KING TO PRIENE

Original text:   Priene_134   ( I.Priene 27 )
Date:     first half of 2nd century B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Sections A and C of the inscription are too fragmentary to translate. Various different suggestions have been made about who wrote the letter; see S.L.Ager, "Interstate Arbitrations in the Greek World, 33790 B.C.", no. 100 ( Google Books ).


[B] . . . [from the day] that I wrote the letter . . . [within] one hundred and twenty [days]. Farewell.

The boundary-officers shall establish boundaries for [the Milesians and] Prieneans [in this manner, as determined] by the people of Smyrna in these [places, in the presence of witnesses] from the Milesians and Prieneans, [so that] . . . may take care that everything is done [according to the] decision of the people [of Smyrna]; and [since the arbitrators] were brought in . . . at a time they did not wish, [and acting with all] earnestness and honourable conduct to . . .

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