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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 349


BYZANTION HONOURS ANTIGONOS AND DEMETRIOS

Greek text:   IvO_45
Date:     302 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription accompanied two statues that were seen by Pausanias at Olympia over four hundred years later ( Paus_6.15'7 ). Pausanias thought that the statues represented Demetrios and his son Antigonos II, but it is clear that the latter must be his father Antigonos I. Although there is no indication of the date of the inscription, Dittenberger thought it likely that the statues were set up after Demetrios' campaign in the Peloponnese in 303 B.C.


. . . on account of their purpose; to choose five envoys to go to Antigonos, and five to Demetrios, to announce the honours and to inform them that the city, in gratitude for the benefits that it has received from them, will remain friendly to them for all future time; and they shall act . . . messengers with Demetrios . . . join in rejoicing at his good fortune. The generals shall take care along with the council that the embassies to the kings are sent out as soon as possible, and that they are given travelling expenses. The money for the crowns shall come [from public funds].

{ Next to two statues, with inscriptions 350 and 351 }

inscription 350


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