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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 60.586


ANTIGONOS III REWARDS MEN WHO FOUGHT AT SELLASIA


Greek text: SEG_60.586
Date:   221 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription was written on a column at Azoros. As section A shows, the column was dedicated by Proxenos, who was probably one of those who were rewarded by the king. Antigonos wrote the letters in October 221 B.C., shortly before he died; the first letter was addressed to the cavalry, and the second letter to the infantry officers. Tripolis was a district in Perrhaibia, including Azoros; see M.Hatzopoulos, in "Federalism in Greek Antiquity", page 334 ( Google Books ).



[A]   Proxenos son of Philippos dedicated this to Pythian Apollo.

[B]   King Antigonos to Megalokles and the state of Tripolis, greetings. To my companions, who joined me in fighting the battle that took place against Kleomenes at Sellasia, I grant freedom from public liturgies, when they have completed the campaign.   Year nine, tenth day of Dios.

[C]   King Antigonos to Megalokles and the state of Tripolis, greetings. To my commanders, who joined me in fighting the battle that took place against Kleomenes at Sellasia, I grant freedom from public liturgies, when they have completed the campaign.   Year nine, [tenth] day of Dios.



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