Inscription B may belong to an earlier period - there was an archon called Aristoxenos in 356/5 B.C. Dittenberger suggested that this inscription referred to another archon called Aristoxenos, because he thought that the middle of the 4th century B.C. was too early for an Aetolian to be honoured at Delphi. But the early date is accepted by G.Daux in "Chronologie delphique" (C6 ).
[A] Gods. The Delphians awarded to Leon, Nikostratos and Alexandros of Aetolia, the son of Phyrtaios, the status of proxenoi, the status of benefactors, freedom from taxes, priority in access to the oracle, and all the other rights which have been granted to other proxenoi. The archon was Kleoboulos, and the councillors were Etymondas, Maimalos and Amphikrates.
[B] Gods. The Delphians awarded to Xenippos of Aetolia, the son of Nikostratos, both to himself and to his descendants, proxeny, priority in access to the oracle, privileged seating at all the games that the city holds, priority in receiving justice, inviolability, freedom from taxes, and the other rights which have been granted to other proxenoi and benefactors. The archon was Aristoxenos, and the councillors were Kallikrates, Apēmantos and Maimalos.
→ inscription 384
Attalus' home page | 28.04.16 | Any comments?