Translations of Hellenistic Inscriptions: 67


Greek text:   FD_3.4.133 ( Moretti_2.81 )
Provenance:     Lilaia , central Greece
Date:   c. 208 B.C.
Tags:     mercenaries+garrisons
Format:   see key to translations

This is one of four similar decrees that were passed by the citizens of Lilaia in Phocis, in honour of the commanders and soldiers who were sent to them by king Attalos during the First Macedonian War. The other commanders were: Metrodoros of Mysia, Eurykartes of Hieropytna, Polemon of Pergamon and Aristoboulos of Lysimacheia ( FD_3.4.132-135 ).

Gods. With good fortune. Since the soldiers who were sent out by king Attalos to guard the city of Lilaia, and Thrasymachos and the other commanders who were sent out by him, have kept the city safe with the assistance of the divinity [and the] citizens, and otherwise have conducted themselves during their residence here in a fine and holy and righteous manner; therefore it is resolved by the city of Lilaia that the commander Thrasymachos and the soldiers under his command and the other commanders who came to guard the city, shall have the status of proxenoi and benefactors of the city of Lilaia. They shall be granted equal citizenship rights and inviolability both in war and in peacetime, and all the other rights that are granted to other proxenoi and benefactors; and proxeny and equal citizenship rights shall be granted to Athenodoros, the commander of the mercenaries, the same as to his soldiers. When the archons were Praxon and Euanor, and the priest of [Kephisos] was Timangelos.

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