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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 335


ATHENS HONOURS PHEIDIAS OF RHODES

Greek text:   IG_2².483
Date:     304/3 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This is one of the earliest decrees in honour of a public doctor. For more decrees in honour of doctors, see THI_99.


When Pherekles was archon, in the seventh prytany of the Oineis tribe, with Epicharinos of Gargettos, the son of Demochares, as secretary; on the 22nd day of Gamelion, which was the 29th day of the prytany, in assembly; Phylaxias of Anagyrous, the son of Phanias, and the other presidents put it to the vote on behalf of the presidents; it is resolved by the people, as proposed by Euboulides of Eleusis, the son of Euboulos: since Pheidias the doctor has continually acted in the interests of the Athenian people, diligently treating the Athenian patients in his care, and now he has made himself freely available for public service, demonstrating the goodwill which he holds towards the city; therefore with good fortune it is resolved by the people to praise Pheidias of Rhodes, the son of Apollonios, on account of the goodwill and the care which he has continually shown towards the Athenian people, and to crown him with an olive-wreath. The secretary of the prytany shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and place it in the Asklepieion.

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