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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 359


KALAUREIA HONOURS THE SIPHNIANS

Greek text:   IG_4.839
Date:     c. 310 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Kalaureia was a small island near Troizen, best known as the place where Demosthenes committed suicide ( Plut:Dem_29 ). By the time of this decree, it was acting as an autonomous city state; for some suggestions on how it achieved independence, see M.H.Jameson, "A Greek Countryside: The Southern Argolid from Prehistory to the Present Day", page 87 ( Google Books ).


Freedom from taxes is granted to the Siphnians, according to the ancestral custom. When Theopheides was treasurer, it was resolved by the city of the Kalaureians to praise the city of the Siphnians, because they have continually shown goodwill towards the city of the Kalaureians . . .

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