Translations of Hellenistic Inscriptions: 147


Greek text:   FD_3.4.351
Provenance:     Delphi
Date:   270-250 B.C.
Tags:     arbitration
Format:   see key to translations

For an analysis of this inscription, see S.L.Ager, "Interstate Arbitrations in the Greek World, 337-90 B.C.", nos. 30 & 31 ( Google Books ). Melitaia in Thessaly was involved in several territorial disputes during the 3rd century B.C.; see also Syll_546.

There is a French translation of the inscription by Marie Bolduc, "Analyse et définition d'une institution des cités grecques hellénistiques", annexe 1, no.5 ( PDF ).

[A]   When the magistrates were Xenon son of Polysaōn, Kyniskos son of ...okos and Aganor son of Nikoboulos; with good fortune, this was the decision of the judges from Kassandreia - Praxikles son of Kleon, Theodoros son of Aristo..., Zalias son of Satyros, Archestratos son of Parmeniskos, Timanthes son of Polyzelos - concerning the territory which the Melitaians and Chalaians disputed with the Peumatians. We decided that the land which the Melitaians and Chalaians conducted us around shall belong to Melitaians and Chalaians:   from Graias Aulē {"Court of Demeter" ?} to the region of Kyrsilis; from Kyrsilis ahead and up to the boundary; from the boundary to the temple of Borras; from the temple to the Makyrion; from the Makyrion to the Dikorypha; from the Dikorypha to the Mesoraktion; and from the Mesoraktion to the Spondos.

[B]   Concerning the land which the Melitaians adjudicated against the Peumatians on behalf of the Pereis and the Phylladonians; we decided that the land which the Melitaians and Pereis conducted us around shall belong to the Pereis and Phylladonians: from the so-called Graias Aulē to the Napē {"Wooded Vale"}; from the Napē to the ...intheia up to the peak; from the peak as the water flows to the Krousizōn; from the Krousizōn to the Kerkineus; from the Kerkineus to the stakes agreed by the parties up to the public road; from the road to the Bouleus; from the Bouleus to the Elipeus; from the Charadra {"Ravine"} and the Elipeus to the waters-meet up to the peak, and as the stakes mark to the Chytrinon.

{Phthiotic} Thebans:


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