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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 39.1284


LETTER OF LAODIKE TO SARDIS


Greek text:   SEG_39.1284
Date:   213 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

For a commentary on this inscription, see J.Ma, "Antiochos III and the Cities of Western Asia Minor", p.285 (2)



[A] As proposed by Herakleides son of Sokrates: since [it is fitting] to inscribe the letter written by the queen to the council and the people, concerning the honours that were voted by the people to the king and queen and their children, in the vestibule of the temple in the Metroön; therefore it is resolved by the council and the people that the treasurer shall inscribe it; and he shall pay for the expense of it out of the revenues that he administers.   In the month of Oloïos.

[B] Queen Laodike to the council and people of Sardis, greetings. Your envoys - Metrodoros, Metrophanes, Sokrates and Herakleides - have presented your decree, in which you voted to establish a Laodikeian temple and set up an altar, and to hold a festival of Laodikeia every year on the 15th day of the month of Hyperberetaios, and to perform a procession and sacrifice to Zeus Genethlios for the safety of our brother Antiochos and ourselves and our children; and the envoys addressed us in accordance with what was recorded in the decree. We had gladly accepted the honours, and we praise the people for their eagerness. We will always try to help in establishing something beneficial for the city, and the envoys will report to you about these matters.   Year 99, 10th day of Panemos.

[C] King Antiochos to the council and people of Sardis, greetings. Your envoys - Metrophanes, Metrodoros, (?) Moschion . . . Artemidoros . . .

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