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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 56.638


LARISA HONOURS BOMBOS AND LEUKIOS OF ALEXANDRIA TROAS


Greek text: BCH_59.55
Date:   160-150 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription was first published by Y.Béquignon (BCH, 1935), and was re-edited by B.Helly, "Décret de Larisa pour Bombos, fils d'Alkaios, et pour Leukios, fils de Nikasias, citoyens d'Alexandrie de Troade" (Chiron, 2006). The translation is adapted from M.J.H.Chin, "Honours for Historians", pp.141-142 ( PDF ).   For some suggestions as to what was included in the historical lectures delivered by Bombos, see A.Chaniotis, in "Wandering Poets in Ancient Greek Culture", page 261 ( Google Books ).


When the tagoi were Kriton son of Pausanias, Krateisippos son of Thersandros, Thrasymachos son of Ariston, Philopheiros son of Asandros and Thersandros son of Polyxenos; and the treasurers were Lykinos son of Alexandros and Menekrates son of Eustratidas; the gymnasiarchs up to the fourth day of the month Homoloios were Pleistias son of Askalapiadas and Lykormas son of Charidamos, and from the fifth day of Homoloios onwards were Hippodromos son of Aischinas and Pherekrates son of Menekrates.

[A] 10 On the last day of the month of Aplounios, [at a session] of the assembly, when the leader of the assembly was Kriton son of Pausanias, as proposed by Kriton son of Pausanias; since Bombos of Alexandria in Aiolis, the son of Alkaios, visited the city and [made] performances in the gymnasium, [commemorating] in his [compositions] and public readings the glorious events that have occurred to the Larisaians, as well as the [kinship] and friendship existing between our two cities, and renewed the goodwill existing between the Aiolians and the city of the Larisaians; and moreover he conducted his sojourn 20 in an [orderly] fashion and in the way befitting a fine and good man; therefore it is resolved by the people of the Larisa to praise Bombos of Alexandria in Aiolis, the son of Alkaios, for his conduct, the efforts he has undertaken towards our education, and for being zealous for perfection in his art. He and his descendants shall be granted citizenship and right of ownership, and all other privileges as are enjoyed by the Larisaians; when the proper moment should fall for citizenship-grants to be administered in accordance with the law, the tagoi shall take care that citizenship is granted to him. This resolution shall be valid for all time 30 and the treasurers shall provide for its inscription on a stone stele, its placement in the temple of Apollo Kerdoios, and payment for the expenses that are incurred.

[B] On the last day of the month of Aphrios, at a session of the assembly, when the leader of the assembly was Krateisippos son of Thersandros, as proposed by Krateisippos son of Thersandros; since Leukios of Alexandria in Aiolis, the son of Nikasias, assists those of our citizens who arrive in Alexandria, both publicly and in private, with all zeal and honourable conduct, making obvious the goodwill that he continually has towards the city of Larisa; therefore as proposed by Krateisippos son of Thersandros, it it resolved by the people of Larisa to praise Leukios son of Nikasias 40 for the good attitude that he has towards the city, and that there shall be granted to him and his descendants citizenship and right of ownership, and all other privileges as are enjoyed by the Larisaians. when the proper moment should fall for citizenship-grants to be administered in accordance with the law, the tagoi shall take care that citizenship is granted to him. This resolution [shall be] valid [for all time] . . .


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