Athens, Delos, Dalmatia, And Aetolia
Thearidas and Stephanus conducted a mission from
The Delians having been allowed to leave their island with "all their property,"
found many occasions of legal disputes with the Athenians, to whom the island was granted.
See 30, 21. They remove to Achaia, and sue the Athenians under the Achaean convention. Roman decision against Athens.
Athens and the Achaeans on the matter of the
reprisals. For when the Delians were ordered, in
answer to an embassy to Rome after Delos had
been granted to Athens, to depart from the island,
but to take all their goods with them, they removed to Achaia; and having been enrolled as
citizens of the league, wished to have their claims
upon the Athenians decided, according to the
convention existing between the Achaeans and
Athens. But, on the Athenians denying that
they had any right to plead under that agreement, the Delians demanded from the Achaeans
license to make reprisals on the Athenians.
The latter, therefore, sent an embassy to Rome
on these points, and were answered that decisions
made by the Achaeans according to their laws concerning the
Delians were to be binding. . . .