Plutarchs, Life of Aratus :
There were in Corinth four brothers, Syrians by race, one of whom, Diocles by name, was serving as a mercenary soldier in the citadel. The other three, after stealing some gold plae of the king's, came to Aegias, a banker in Sicyon with whom Aratus did business. A portion of the gold they disposed of to him at once, but the remainder was being quietly exchanged by one of them, Erginus, in frequent visits. Erginus thus became well acquainted with Aegias, and having been led by him into conversation about the garrison in the citadel, said that as he was going up to see his brother he had noticed in the face of the cliff a slanting fissure leading to where the eall of the citadel was at its lowest. Thereupon Aegias fell to jesting with him, and said: "Do you, then, best of men, thus for the sake of a little gold plate rifle the king's treasures, when it is in your power to sell a single hour's work for large sums of money? Don't you know that burglars as wel as traitors, if they are caught, haave only one death to die?" Erginus burst out laughing, and as a fisrt step agreed to make trial of Diocles (saying that he had no confidence at all in his other brothers), and a few days afterwards came back and bargained to conduct Aratus to the wal at a spot where it was not more that fifteen feet in height, and to aid in the rest of the enterprise together with Diocles.
[...] in our own time. the whole of Greec ehas been subject to childlessness and a general population shortage, as a result of which cities have become deserted and the land has ceased to yield fruit, though there have been neither continuous wars nor epidemics (xxxvi, 17, 5)
Resolved by the people of Temnus and Pergamum... that the Temnites shall enjoy citizenship in Pergamum and the Pergamenes in Temnus, and they shall share all the rights shared by the other citizens and the Temnites shall have the right to own land and a dwelling in Pergamum and the Pergamenes in Temnus.
since we have discribed the pavilion and its contents, we will now give an account of the procession. It was held in the city stadium.
In the Dionysiac procession, there marched at the head Sileni who kept back the crowds; they were dressed in purple riding-colaks, some in red. These were closely followed by Satyrs, twenty at each end of the stadium, carrying torches ornamented with gilt ivy-leaves. After these came Victories with gold wings. These carried censers nine feet high, ornamented with gilt ivy-sprays; the women had on embroidered tunics, and their persons were covered with much gold jewelry. After them followed a double altar nine feet long, ornamented in high relief with gilt iny-foliage, and having a gold crown of grape-leaves twined with striped white ribbons. Following this came one hundred and twenty boys in purple tunics, carrying frankincense and myrrh, and moreover, saffron upon gold trenchers. After them marcheda forty Satyrs crowned with gold crowns in ivy pattern; their bodies were smeared in some cases with purple, in others with vermilion and other colours. These also wore a gold crown wrought in grape and ivy patterns. After them came two Sileni in purple riding-cloaks and white shoes. One of them wore a broad-brimmed hat and held a herald's staff of gold, the other carried a trumpet. Between these walked a man over six feet tall, in tragic costume and mask, carrying a gold horn of plenty; he was called 'The Year'. He was followed by a very beautiful woman as tall as he, dressed in a striking tunic and adorned with much gold, and carrying in one hand a crown of persea, in the other a palm-branch; shw was called 'Lustrum'. She was closely followed by the four Seasons gaily dressed and each carrying the fruits appropriate to her. Next these were two censers, nine feet tall, ornamented with ivy pattern in gold; also a square altar between them, of gold. Again came Satyrs wearing gold ivy-crowns and clad in red tunics; come carried a gold wine-pitcher, others a gold goblet. After them marched the poet Philiscus, who was a priest of Dionysus, and all the guild of the artists of Dionysus. Next were borne Delphic tripods, being prizes for the managers of the athletes; the one intended for the manager of the boys' class was thirteen and a half feet high, the other, for the manager of the adults' class, was eighteen feet. After these came a four-wheeled cart, twenty-one feet long and twelve feet wide, drawn by one hundred and eighty men; in this stood a statue of Dionysus, fifteen feet tall, pouring a libation from a gold goblet, and wearing a purple tunic extending to the feet, over which was a transparent sffron coat; but round his shoulders was thrown a purple mantle spangled with gold. In front of him lay a gold Laconian mixing-bowl holding one hundred and fifty gallons; also a gold tripod, on which lay a gold censer and two saucers of gold full of cassia and saffrom. Over him stretched a canopy decorated with ivey, grape-vine, and the other cultivated fruits, and hanging to it also were wreaths, ribbons, Bacchic wands, tambourines, fillets, and satyric, comic, and tragic masks.