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OGIS: 323


PERGAMON HONOURS AN ENVOY TO ROME

Greek text:   IvP_1.224
Date:   c. 150 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Although the name has been lost, this decree probably honoured Andronikos, the envoy of Attalos II. In about 150 B.C. Andronikos persuaded the Roman to reject a plea from Prousias ( App:Mith_4 ); Andronikos had previously been on an unsuccessful mission to Rome in 156/5 B.C. ( Polyb_32.16 ).


[When] ...odoros [was prytanis], as recommended by the generals, [the people decided: since] . . ., the foster-brother of the king, in the [most critical times] provided excellent assistance to the king [and the people], and brought about [every] kind of blessing; and as he conducted himself at all times in a [blameless and] fearless manner, [he was deemed worthy] of the greatest honour and reverence; and as he excelled greatly in his own intelligence and learning, he was rightly given respect and glory [by] the others, and from the king he received privileged seating and the foremost honour; and while acting blamelessly in all matters and gaining high repute in all his tasks, he adorned his life with the finest freedom of speech; and in his eagerness to ensure, as far as he could, that the city should surpass other cities in the administration of its government, he supplied what was lacking and corrected it advantageously; and in other matters he helped to support the laws; the people in gratitude for this voted the finest and most glorious honours for him, in order that not only at the present time thanks might be given to him by the citizens, but also in the future the privileges granted to him might remain for ever; and king Attalos, the brother-loving {Philadelphos} benefactor, in the most critical times entrusted to him the embassy to the Romans concerning the common welfare, and sent him so that he might show that our enemies had managed affairs impiously, and after renewing their existing goodwill and kindness towards the king, he might urge them to punish the . . . who contrary to the treaty . . . demonstrating to the senate . . .

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