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Translations of Hellenistic Inscriptions: 176


ACHAEAN EXILES HONOUR SIMOS OF AETOLIA


Greek text:   FD_3.4.239
Provenance:     Delphi
Date:   220-217 B.C.
Tags:     exiles
Format:   see key to translations

For the historical context of this inscription, during the Social War, see J.B. Scholten, " The Politics of Plunder", p. 278, n. 88 ( Google Books ). Skiros, which was captured by Simos, was probably a place in the middle of the Peloponnese.   For the significance of the word ‘exiles’, see B.D.Gray, "Citizenship as Barrier and Opportunity for Ancient Greek and Modern Refugees", pp.11-12 ( PDF ).



Kleopatros and the exiles crowned Simos of Aetolia, son of [Sim]os, with a bronze statue in Delphi, because after capturing Skiros he gave it back to Kleopatros and the exiles from Achaea.

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