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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 319


ATHENS HONOURS DEMETRIOS OF PHALERON

Greek text:   IG_2².2971
Date:     c. 250 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Traditonally, this decree has been taken to refer to Demetrios of Phaleron, who held control of Athens from 317 to 307 B.C. But it was demonstrated by S.V.Tracey in "Athenian Democracy in Transition" ( appendix 1 ) that the inscription must have been written in the 3rd century B.C., and therefore refers to a grandson of Demetrios, with the same name. The younger Demetrios is known to have been a hipparch ( Athen_4.167'f ).


{ on the front } The Athenians appointed by the people in Eleusis and Panakton and at Phyle offered a crown to the general Demetrios of Phaleron, the son of Phanostratos, and dedicated this monument to Demeter and Korē.

{ inscribed next to eight crowns }
The Athenians appointed in Eleusis.
The Athenians appointed in Panakton.
The Athenians appointed at Phyle.
The council and people when he was hipparch.
The council and people when he was general.
The council and people when he was general.
The council and people when he was general.
The knights when he was hipparch.

{ below the crowns }
Sositheos of Athens made this.

{ on the left, next to two crowns }
The great Panathenaia, with a chariot
The Eleusinians

{ on the right, next to two crowns }
The Delia, with a chariot
The Hermaia, with a chariot

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