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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 378


DELPHI HONOURS TIMON OF MEGARA

Greek text:   FD_3.1.181
Date:     c. 300 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

It has been suggested that this Timon is the same as the general Timon son of Agathon, who is mentioned in several Megarian decrees that are usually dated to about 300 B.C.   But if the Megarian decrees belong to a later date, he may be the homonymous grandfather of the general; see A.Robu, "Between Macedon, Achaea and Boeotia : The Epigraphy of Hellenistic Megara Revisited", page 98 ( academia.edu ).


Gods. The Delphians awarded to Timon of Megara, the son of Agathon, both to himself and to his descendants, proxeny, priority in access to the oracle, privileged seating at games, priority in receiving justice, inviolability, freedom from all taxes, and the other rights which have been granted to other proxenoi and benefactors of Delphi. The archon was Herakleidas, and the councillors were Athambos, Xenon and Iasimachos.

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