First of all, the occupation of Knidos after the Apamean peace is taken as something incontestable, although there are other points of view, for example, that Knidos was merely dependent upon Rhodes, or was wholly independent. There are insufficient [p257] grounds for the comparison of the phrourarchs in Knidos and in Priene, since in the latter case the restriction of the term of their activity was dictated by extraordinary circumstances, and the phrourarchs themselves at that time (together with the subordinate garrison) did not have the right to leave the fortress or to enter the town. It is all the more doubtful that foreigners could have undertaken the duties of phrourarch. Finally it is known that in Ptolemaic Egypt (in whose domain in the 3c BC Knidos found itself) in the last third of 3c BC the functions of strategos and phrourarchos were extended to include legal and police powers, approaching the duties of the agoranomes and astynomes.
The supplies for this ample trade was extent from the suitable relations with the local aristocracy to fruitful contacts with the chiefs and merchants in the North of Danube.On the other side, on the way Tomis-Axiopolis and, from here, to the interior of Dacia, the Greek goods could penetrate. All these bring an important payment to the town as we can ascertain, in this period, a lot of public and private buildings, paved streets, aqueducts and so on. Tomis certain prosperity is also testified by its currency. Though the Getians coexisted with the Greek, in adequate way of life, Tomis imitated the Greek traditional polis, the leaders being the council and the people assembly (boule kai demos ); the ordinary activity was supervised by special clercks: archonts, agoranomes, strategei, oikonomes.Like at Histria, Apollo was the protective divinity. Besides, there were also venerated: Poseidon, Hermes, the Dioscures, Demetra, Dionysos. The Thracian-Dacian cults interwove with the Greek cults and these interferences gave birth to specific divinities like The Great God at Histria, the Thracian Derzelas having a multitude of qualities in the area, or the Thracian Cavalry.
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