This inscription shows that the Aetolians sometimes resorted to what seems like outright piracy. Their motives are discussed by J.D.Grainger, "The League of the Aitolians", page 20 ( Google Books ), and P.de Souza, "Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World", page 72 ( Google Books ).
Resolved by the Aulonians: since, when 280 of our people were seized by the Aetolians, the following men sailed off on behalf of the people and ransomed them from the Aetolians:
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