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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 332


KASSANDROS GRANTS LAND NEAR POTIDAIA TO PERDIKKAS

Greek text:   Melet_22.EA.20
Date:     306-297 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription is one of the most important documents for the study of land ownership in Macedonia. There is a thorough analysis by A.Bresson, "The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy", pp.112-115 ( Google Books ).


In the priesthood of Kydias, Kassandros the king of the Macedonians gives to Perdikkas the son of Koinos the land in Sinaia and at Trapezous , which was allotted to his grandfather Polemokrates and to his father in the reign of Philippos, on the same terms of Philippos granted it, to be the family property of him of his descendants, to own, exchange and give away as they wish. He also gives the land in Spartolos, which Perdikkas bought from Ptolemaios, and this too he gives to be the family property of him and his descendants, to own, exchange and give away as they wish, just as Alexandros granted to Ptolemaios the father of Ptolemaios; and he grants freedom from taxes to him and his descendants, on everything that they import or export for their ownership.

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