For the relationship between the Ptolemaic kings and Kos, see R.S.Bagnall, "The Administration of the Ptolemaic Possessions Outside Egypt", pp.103-4 ( Google Books ).
It was resolved by the council and the people, as recommended by the presidents: since Diokles of Acarnania, the son of Damarchos, who was appointed by king Ptolemaios, previously has continually behaved in a fine and fitting manner both publicly towards the people and privately towards those of the citizens who met him, and now his conduct remains the same and he retains his goodwill towards the people; therefore it is resolved by the people to praise him, and that he and his descendants shall be citizens of the city of Kos, sharing all the same rights as the other Koans. The presidents shall assign them by lot to a tribe and "thirty" and "fifty", and they shall join whichever tribe is allocated; the pōlētai shall [let out a contract to inscribe] this decree on a stone stele . . .
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