The deme of Aixone passed this decree soon after Demetrios came to power at Athens. Unfortunately the word containing the official title of Demetrios is missing from the inscription; for a discussion of what the title may have been, see S.Dow & A.Travis, "Demetrios of Phaleron and his Lawgiving", Hesperia 1943 ( PDF ). The war that the decree refers to is the war between Polyperchon and Kassandros in 318/7 B.C.
Gods. Aristokrates the son of Aristophanes proposed, since Demetrios of Phaleron, the son of Phanostratos, has given excellent service to the Athenians and the Aixonians; and when the war in the land caused the city and [the Peiraieus] to be separated, Demetrios went as envoy and persuaded the Athenians to agree terms, so that they could be united again; and he provided corn to the Athenians and to the country; and after being appointed [lawgiver] by the people . . . he erected magnificent monuments . . .
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