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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 310


ATHENS HONOURS EUPHRON OF SIKYON

Greek text:   IG_2².448(a)   ( see also IG_2³.1.378 )
Date:     323/2 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The first award of honours to Euphron was made when Athens was fighting against the Macedonians in the "Lamian War". These honours were rescinded by the oligarchic goverment that was imposed by the Macedonians after they defeated the Athenians; but the honours were renewed by a second decree (Syll_317) in 318 B.C., after full democracy had been restored. For an analysis of the two decrees and their historical context, see S.Wallace, "History and Hindsight: The Importance of Euphron of Sikyon for the Athenian Democracy in 318/7" ( academia.edu ).


When Kephisodoros was archon, in the fifth prytany of the Pandionis tribe, with Eukles [of Alopeke], the son of Pythodoros, as secretary of the prytany, on the 16th day of Poseideon, which was the 22nd day of the prytany, in full assembly; Epameinon [of Erchia] put it to the vote on behalf of the presidents; it was resolved by the people, as proposed by Euphiletos of Kephisia, the son of Euphiletos: since Euphron of Sikyon, the son of Adeas, has acted well towards the Athenian people, and now he has come on behalf of the Sikyonian people and has announced that he will keep the city foremost of all the cities in the Peloponnese in its friendship and alliance with the Athenian people, [against our enemies]; therefore it is resolved by the people to praise Euphron of Sikyon, the son of Adeas, on account of his virtue and his goodwill towards the Athenian people and the other allies; the awards that the Athenian people has previously made to him are confirmed; and so that everyone might know that the Athenian people gives suitable rewards to its benefactors, in proportion to the benefits which each of them has bestowed upon the people, he shall be made an Athenian citizen, himself and his dependants, and he shall be enrolled in whichever tribe and deme and phratry he wishes, as prescribed in the laws; and it is resolved to praise the Sikyonian people, on account of its virtue and its goodwill towards the Athenian people, and to crown it with a golden crown of one thousand drachmas, and to proclaim the award of the crown at the great [Dionysia]. This decree shall be inscribed on steles of stone, and one of them shall be placed by [the temple of Zeus], and another shall be placed on the acropolis by [the temple of Athene Polias]. The treasurer of the people shall allocate . . . from the funds for public costs of decrees, to pay for the inscription of the steles.

Added on the proposal of Pamphilos son of Euphiletos: the members of the prytany of the Pandionis tribe shall put the vote about Euphron's citizenship to the people at the first available assembly, according to the law.

{ followed by inscription 317 }

inscription 311


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