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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 343


ATHENS HONOURS OXYTHEMIS

Greek text:   IG_2².558
Date:     306-301 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Oxythemis was the nephew of Medeios, who was honoured in Syll_342. He is said to have received god-like honours at Athens, along with other courtiers of Demetrios ( Athen_6.253'A ).


. . . with good fortune, it is resolved by the people to praise Oxythemis the son of Hippostratos . . . on account of his virtue towards the kings Antigonos and Demetrios and towards the Athenian people; and to crown him with a golden crown according to the traditional custom, so that everyone may be encouraged to strive unstintingly for the benefit of the kings and the freedom of the Greeks, when they see those who show goodwill in these matters are honoured by the people as they deserve; and that Oxythemis the son of Hippostratos and his descendants shall be Athenian citizens, and Oxythemis shall be enrolled in whichever tribe and deme and phratry he chooses, according to the law; and the members of the incoming prytany shall put the vote about him to the people at the next assembly. The scribe of the assembly shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and place it on the acropolis; and the treasurer of the people shall give 30 drachmas out of the public funds towards the cost of inscribing the stele, so that Oxythemis, being held in honour by the people, might act on behalf of the captured knights, as also on behalf of the citizens, in whatever way he judges to contribute to their safety.

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