Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 17.639


Greek text:   SEG_17.639
Date:   c. 301-298 B.C.
Tags:     mercenaries+garrisons
Format:   see key to translations

This decree is usually dated to the reign of Ptolemaios I, but some scholars have suggested that it could belong to the reign of Ptolemaios II.   Likewise, the mercenary leaders may have been Philokles of Sidon, who was a Ptolemaic commander in the Aegean ( BD_61 ) and Leonides who was active in Cilicia in 310 B.C. ( Diod_20.19 ), but these identifications are not certain.

In the year when Apollonios son of Democharis was demiourgos, in full assembly, it was resolved by the people of Aspendos: since the Pamphylians, Lycians, Cretans, Greeks and Pisidians, who came here with (?) Philokles and Leonides to bring aid to the city of Aspendos, acted as brave men and provided good service to king Ptolemaios and to the city; therefore they and their descendants shall be made citizens and benefactors of the populace. A stele shall be placed in the [temple] of Artemis, and the names of the men and their fathers shall be recorded on it. If anyone of them wishes to be enrolled in a tribe, he shall [pay whatever] sum of money the city determines.

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