Translations of Hellenistic Inscriptions: 145


Greek text:   IGBulg_1.41
Provenance:     Odessos , west coast of Black Sea
Date:   late 3rd century B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

If Hermeios was a citizen of Antioch in Syria, he was probably acting as an envoy of the Syrian king. The date of this inscription, in the context of the coinage of king Kanitas, has been discussed by M.Manov, "Relationships between Two Scythian Kings in Dobroudja and Some Macedonian Hellenistic Kings Evidenced by Epigraphical and Numismatic Data" ( ).

It was resolved by the council and the people, as proposed by Kratisthenes son of Zoïlos: since Hermeios of Antioch, the son of Asklepiodoros, while staying with Kanitas the king of the Scythians, has continually [shown] goodwill and zeal towards the people, and privately assists those of the citizens who meet him, lacking nothing in his earnest attempts to comply with all their requests; 10 therefore it is resolved by the council and the people that he and his descendants shall be granted proxeny, citizenship, privileged seating at games, freedom from paying taxes on all that he imports or exports for ownership, the right to own land, priority in receiving justice, and the right to sail into and out of the city in war and in peacetime, inviolably and without formality; 20 and they shall have access to the council and the people, second only to sacred matters. The hieropoios shall inscribe this decree on a stele and put it in the temple.

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