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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 345


ATHENS HONOURS THE TAXIARCHS

Greek text:   IG_2².500
Date:     302/1 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The taxiarchs of Euxenippos' year (305/4 B.C.) probably had to take special measures to counter the threat of invasion by Kassandros; see W.S.Ferguson, "Demetrius Poliorcetes and the Hellenic League", page 119 ( PDF ).   For other Athenian decrees in honour of taxiarchs, see search results.



When Nikokles was archon, in the eighth prytany of the Oineis tribe, with Nikon of Plotheia, the son of Theodoros, as secretary; on the 23rd day of the month, which was the 27th day of the prytany; Charisios of Eiresidai, the son of Theophilos, and the other presidents put it to the vote on behalf of the presidents; as proposed by Memnon of Aphidna, the son of Theophilos: since the taxiarchs in office during the year of the archon Euxenippos have taken care of the guarding of the walls, and in all the military reviews they have continually taken great care and have led the citizens honourably and have done everything else that the council and the people assigned to them, and on account of this the council and the people often honoured them and crowned each of them with a golden crown; with good fortune it is resolved by the council that the presidents, who are allotted to preside over the people at the first available assembly, shall raise this matter and bring the decision of the council before the people, that it is resolved by the council to praise the taxiarchs in office during the year of the archon Euxenippos and to crown them with a golden crown as is customary on account of their virtue and their brave conduct towards the Athenian people; they shall be awarded privileged seats at all the games that the city holds; and the theatre manager shall always give them seats in the same area as the generals. The secretary of the prytany shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and place it in front of the office of the generals, and the official in charge of finance shall allocate 30 drachmas for the inscribing of the stele from the funds set aside by the people for the costs of inscriptions,

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