Cypress from KarpathosIG I3 1454 Date: 445-430 BC
The Council and the People decided. – was the prytany. Teisias was secretary. Athenodoros was chairman. Ktesias proposed: (5) - of Karpathos and [his children] and the community (koinon) of the Eteokarpathians shall be recorded as benefactors of the Athenians, because they donated the cypress for the temple (10) of Athena who protects the Athenians, and to allow the community of the Eteokarpathians to be autonomous and . . . . . . (15) . . . . . . shall give . . . their own just as before (?) . . . . . . those of the soldiers who have now occupied [the acropolis or place name] shall now (20) evacuate it. If anyone . . . . . . Eteokarpathian . . . . . . either takes away or . . . . . . he shall owe fifty talents (25) to the Athenians and a tithe of it shall be for the goddess. The case is to be tried before the thesmothetai in A[thens]. If the Eteokarpathians need anything else, the Koans (30) and the [Kni]dians and the Rhodians and those of [the allies] who are able in this area (peri tauta ta chōria?) shall [assist (ōphelen?)] (?) as far as they can. These things shall be written on a stone (35) stele on the acropolis, and at Karpathos in the sanctuary of Apollo, from which the cypress was cut. [Hagesa or Deina?]rchos the Lindian shall [deliver?] (40) for the Athenians (?) the cypress.
. . . . . . . . . (45) . . . choose two ambassadors . . . these things to the Karpathians . . . the stele . . . shall be two summons-witnesses of the? (klētēre enai tōn?) . . . (50) [Hagesa or Deina?]rchos and . . . . . . the city . . . . . . ; but if . . . . . . hostile . . . of the Athenians . . . (55) the managers (epimelētai) within twenty days after the . . . the two ambassadors these . . . . . . in the . . . of the area (chōriōn?) (?) . . . . . . providing the . . . (60) . . . use . . . whenever they need . . .