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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 27.929


LIMYRA HONOURS AMYNTAS AND SOSIGENES


Greek text:   SEG_27.929
Date:   ? 249 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The translation is adapted from A.Meadows, "The Ptolemaic Annexation of Lycia" ( academia.edu ), who argues that the inscription belongs to the reign of Ptolemaios II. The inscription had previously been dated to the reign of Ptolemaios I (288 B.C.).



In the 36th year of the reign of king Ptolemaios, in the month of Dystros, it was resolved by the city of Limyra and those who dwell around it as follows. Since the Kaunians Amyntas son of Euthon and Sosigenes son of Zopyros, having been appointed by king Ptolemaios as oikonomoi of the land, have been fair, honourable and just towards the city of Limyra, towards those who dwell around it and towards the rest of the Lycians; with good fortune, it is resolved to praise the Kaunians Amyntas son of Euthon and Sosigenes son of Zopyros on account of their virtue and goodwill towards them; and that they should be regarded as benefactors and proxenoi of the city of Limyra; and to give them citizenship, the right to possess land and immunity from all of the taxes levied by the city, and the right of entry and exit in war and peace, inviolably and without formality, and they shall be allowed to participate in the sacred life of the city just as the citizens of Limyra do.


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