Alliance with Peloponnesian cities following battle of Mantinea, 362/1 BCAIO 811 Date: 362/1 BC
Relief In the archonship of Molon (362/1). Alliance of the Athenians and Arkadians and Achaians and Eleans and Phleiasians. The Council and the People decided. OineisVI was in prytany. Agatharchos son of Agatharchos of Oe (5) was secretary. Xanthippos of Hermos was chairman. Periandros proposed: that the herald (kēruka) shall vow forthwith to Zeus Olympios and Athena Polias and Demeter and Kore and the Twelve Gods and the Awesome Goddesses (Semnais theais), that if what is decided (10) about the alliance is in the interests of the Athenian People they shall make a sacrifice and an approach (prosodon), when things turn out well, as the People shall decide. This is to be vowed. And, since the allies have introduced a decision (dogma) to [the Council], to accept the alliance as proposed by the (15) Arkadians and Achaians and Eleans and Phleiasians, and the Council has made a recommendation (probouleusen) to the same effect, the People shall decide: that, for the good fortune of the People, the People of Athens and the allies and the Arkadians and Achaians and Eleans and Phleiasians shall be allies for all time . . . (20) . . . Achai- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . on this stele. [If anybody goes against Attika] (25) or overthrows the People of Athens or establishes [a tyrant] or an oligarchy, the Arkadians and Achaians and Eleans and Phleiasians shall go to support the Athenians with all their strength as called on by the Athenians as far as possible. And if anybody goes against these cities or overthrows (30) the People of Phleious or overthrows or changes the [constitution (politeian)] of Achaia or Arkadia or Elis, or exiles [anybody], the Athenians shall go to support these with all their strength as called on by those who are wronged, as far as possible. Each shall have the [leadership] (35) in their own territory. If it is decided by all the cities to add anything else, whatever they decide shall held to be [in accord with their oath]. The oath shall be sworn in each city by [the highest officials] of the Peloponnesians, and of the Athenians by the [generals] and the taxiarchs [and the hipparchs and the phylar]chs (40) and [the cavalry] . . . . . .