Alliance with Thessalian federation, 361/0 BCRO 44 Date: 361/0 BC
Relief Gods. In the archonship of Nikophemos (361/0). Alliance of the Athenians and Thessalians for all time. (5) The Council and the People decided. LeontisIV was in prytany. Chairion son of Charinautes of Phaleron was secretary. Archippos from Amphitrope was chairman. On the twelfth of the prytany. Exekestides proposed: concerning what the ambassadors (presbeis) of the Thessalians say, the People shall resolve: to accept (10) the alliance, for good fortune, on the terms that the Thessalians propose; the alliance between them and the Athenians shall be for all time; and all the allies of the Athenians shall be allies of the Thessalians, and those of the Thessalians allies of the Athenians. Of the Athenians the (15) generals and the Council and the hipparchs and the cavalry shall swear this oath: 'I shall go in support with all my strength as far as possible if anybody goes against the federation (koinon) of the Thessalians for war, or overthrows the ruling officer (archonta) whom the Thessalians chose, or establishes a tyrant in Thessaly.' They shall swear the (20) lawful oath. So that also the Thessalians shall swear to the city (polei), the People shall choose five men from all Athenians, who shall arrive in Thessaly and administer this oath to Agelaos the ruling officer (archonta) and the polemarchs and the hipparchs and the cavalry and the sacred remembrancers (hieromnēmonas) (25) and the other officials (archontas) who hold office in behalf of the federation (koino) of the Thessalians: 'I shall go in support with all my strength as far as possible if anybody goes against the city (polin) of Athens for war or overthrows the People of the Athenians'. The ambassadors (presbeis) of the Thessalians who are present (30) in Athens shall swear the same oath in the Council. It shall not be permitted to put an end to the war against Alexander either to the Thessalians without the Athenians or to the Athenians without the ruling officer (archontos) and the federation (koinou) of the Thessalians. Praise Agelaos the ruling officer (archonta) and the (35) federation (koinon) of the Thessalians, because they have been doing well and enthusiastically (prothumōs) everything concerning what the city (polis) has proposed to them; and praise also the ambassadors (presbeis) of the Thessalians who have come, and invite them to hospitality (xenia) in the city hall (prutaneion) tomorrow. The treasurers of the Goddess shall demolish the stele for Alexander (40) about the alliance. To the ambassadors (presbesi) the treasurer of the People shall give for travelling expenses 20 drachmas each. This alliance the secretary of the Council shall inscribe on a stone stele and put it on the acropolis; for inscribing the stele the treasurer (45) of the People shall give 20 drachmas; and Theaitetos of Erchia, for speaking best and doing what good he could for the People of Athens and the Thessalians, shall be deemed to have done his duty.