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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 371


ATHENS HONOURS AUDOLEON, KING OF THE PAIONIANS

Greek text:   IG_2².654
Date:     285/4 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This decree was passed in the same year as the decree in honour of Spartokos ( Syll_370 ) and has a similar motive, to encourage a foreign state to provide Athens with corn; see C.Habicht, "Athens from Alexander to Antony", pp.135-6 ( Google Books ). But soon afterwards Audoleon died, and his son Ariston was deposed by Lysimachos ( Polyaen_4.12'3 ).


When Diotimos was archon, in the twelfth prytany of the Pandionis tribe, with Lysistratos of Paiania , son of Aristomachos, acting as secretary of the prytany, on the 26th day of Skirophorion, which was the 25th day of the prytany, in assembly; Philomelos of Halai, the son of Philomelos, and the other presidents put the motion to the vote on behalf of the presidents; it was resolved by the people, as proposed by Simonides of Hagnous, the son of Hegemon: since Audoleon, the king of the Paionians, just as in previous times remains well-disposed towards the Athenians people, providing assistance to them and striving with them to preserve the freedom of the city, and when he heard that the people had recovered control of the city, he shared in the rejoicing at their good fortune, considering the safety of the city to be the same as his own safety; and privately he provides assistance to the Athenians who dwell in his country and to those who travel there; and he has given to the people 6,500 Macedonian medimni of corn, conveying it at his own expense to the harbours of the city; and he has announced that in the future he will continue to provide assistance, striving with the people to achieve the recovery of the Peiraieus and the freedom of the city; therefore with good fortune it is resolved by the people to praise king Audoleon of Paionia, the son of Patraos, on account of the virtue and goodwill that he shows towards the Athenian people; and to crown him with a golden crown, and to proclaim the award of the crown in the contest of the tragedians at the great Dionysia; and the officials in charge of finance shall be responsible for the crown and the proclamation; and that Audoleon and his descendants shall become Athenian citizens, and he shall be able to be enrolled in whichever tribe and deme and phratry he wishes; and the members of whichever prytany is allotted shall put the vote about him to the people at the first available assembly; and the thesmothetes shall take the confirmation of this award to the court of justice as soon as possible; and to set up an equestrian statue of him in the agora; and the officials in charge of finance shall be responsible for the construction and erection of the statue.

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