|Emporiae, Commercial letter, written in Greek on plated lead, in which a merchant from Ionia sends off several orders to his representative in Emporion.|
[... orders you] to be in Saiganthe and if [...] to the Emporitans and not to embark (?) [...] more than twenty and not less than (?) [...] that in Saiganthe he has bought a Basped boat- [...] to transport along the coast even [...] which of these things must be done in ..l..eon ... (?) [...] He also asks you to ask Basped - [...] if anyone is towing up to D ... ours (boat?). And if there were two, let him send both [...] but let him be the boss (?) And if he, on his own, wanted [to participate in the marketing] [...] to go halfway , and if I disagree [...] that [...] and that I say by letter how much [I would be willing to do it] ... as soon as I can ... These are my orders. Goodbye.
ca. 500 BCE–ca. 400 BCE
SEG 37, 838 (Greek)
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