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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 321


SYNALOS AND BOMILCAR, ENVOYS AT ATHENS

Greek text:   IG_2².418
Date:     320-298 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Because the beginning of this inscription has been lost, the exact date and the reason that Synalos and Bomilcar were sent to Athens are not known for certain. But it is reasonably assumed from their names that they came from Carthage, and some scholars suggest a connection with the expedition of Ophellas in North Africa: see L.O'Sullivan, "The Regime of Demetrius of Phalerum in Athens, 317-307 BCE", page 284 ( Google Books ).


. . . to call the envoys Synalos and Bomilcar to the prytaneion for hospitality on the next day. The secretary of the prytany shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and place it on the acropolis The treasurer of the people shall give 50 drachmas towards the cost of inscribing the decree, from the funds used by the people for decrees.

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