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18. 'The Athenians and Lacedaemonians and their respective allies make peace upon the following1 terms, to which they swear, each city separately:— [2] 'I. Touching the common temples, any one who pleases may go and sacrifice in them and enquire at them, on behalf either of himself or of the state, according to the custom of his country, both by land and sea, without fear.

'II. The precinct and the temple of Apollo at Delphi and the Delphian people shall be independent, and shall retain their own revenues and their own courts of justice, both for themselves and for their territory, according to their ancestral customs. [3] 'III. The peace between the Athenians and their confederates and the Lacedaemonians and their confederates shall endure fifty years, both by sea and land, without fraud or hurt.

'IV. [4] They shall not be allowed to bear arms to the hurt of one another in any way or manner; neither the Lacedaemonians and their allies against the Athenians and their allies, nor the Athenians and their allies against the Lacedaemonians and their allies; and they shall determine any controversy which may arise between them by oaths and other legal means in such sort as they shall agree.

'V. [5] The Lacedaemonians and their allies shall restore Amphipolis to the Athenians.

'VI. The inhabitants of any cities which the Lacedaemonians deliver over to the Athenians may depart whithersoever they please, and take their property with them. The said cities shall be independent, but shall pay the tribute which was fixed in the time of Aristides. After the conclusion of the treaty the Athenians and their allies shall not be allowed to make war upon them to their hurt, so long as they pay the tribute. The cities are these— Argilus2, Stagirus3, Acanthus4, Scolus, Olynthus5, Spartolus6: these shall be allies neither of the Lacedaemonians nor of the Athenians, but if the Athenians succeed in persuading them, having their consent, they may make them allies.

'VII. [6] The Mecybernaeans, Sanaeans7, and Singaeans shall dwell in their own cities on the same terms as the Olynthians and Acanthians.

'VIII. [7] The Lacedaemonians and the allies shall restore Panactum8 to the Athenians. The Athenians shall restore to the Lacedaemonians Coryphasium9, Cythera10 Methonè11, Pteleum, and Atalantè12.

'IX. The Athenians shall surrender the Lacedaemonian captives whom they have in their public prison, or who are in the public prison of any place within the Athenian dominions, and they shall let go the Peloponnesians who are besieged in Scionè, and another allies of the Lacedaemonians who are in Scionè, and all whom Brasidas introduced into the place13, and any of the allies of the Lacedaehnonians who are in the public prison at Athens, or in the public prison of any place within the Athenian dominions. The Lacedaemonians and their allies in like manner shall restore those of the Athenians and their allies who are their prisoners.

'X. [8] Respecting Scionè14, Toronè15, and Sermylè, or any cities which are held by the Athenians, the Athenians shall do with the inhabitants of the said cities, or of any cities which are held by them, as they think fit.

'XI. [9] The Athenians shall bind themselves by oath to the Lacedaemonians and their allies, city by city, and the oath shall be that which in the several cities of the two contracting parties is deemed the most binding. The oath shall be in the following form:—'I will abide by this treaty and by this peace truly and sincerely.' The Lacedaemonians and their allies shall bind themselves by a similar oath to the Athenians. This oath shall be renewed by both parties every year; [10] and they shall erect pillars at Olympia, Delphi, and the Isthmus, at Athens in the Acropolis, at Lacedaemon in the temple of Apollo at Amyclae.

'XII. [11] If anything whatsoever be forgotten on one side or the other, either party may, without violation of their oaths, take honest counsel and alter the treaty in such manner as shall seem good to the two parties, the Athenians and Lacedaemonians.'

1 Terms of the treaty.

2 Cp. 4.103 med.

3 Cp. 4.88 fin.

4 Cp. 4.88.

5 Cp. 1.58 med.

6 Cp. 2.79 init.

7 Cp. 4.109 fin.

8 Cp. 5.3 fin.

9 Cp. 4.3 med.

10 Cp. 4.54.

11 Cp. 4.45.

12 Cp. 2.32.

13 Cp. 4.123 fin.

14 Cp. 5.32 init.

15 Cp. 5.3.

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