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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 387


ATHENS HONOURS STROMBICHOS (SECOND VERSION)

Greek text:   IG_2².667   ( see also IG_2³.1.919 )
Date:     266/5 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription should be read in conjunction the other version of the decree in honour of Strombichos ( Syll_386 ); it provides some additional information that is missing from the other version.


. . . thinking that he ought not to work against the interests of the city, but should join in ensuring its safety, he joined with the people in the siege [of the Mouseion]; and when the affairs of the city were brought to a successful conclusion, he provided whatever else was needed and retained his goodwill towards the people; and when the war broke out he acted well towards the people and joining in the struggle on behalf of the people he performed the deeds that the general has reported; and for the future he has announced that he will provide assistance [to the Athenian people]; therefore so that there might be an incentive for all who wish to be regarded as benefactors of the people, knowing that they will be rewarded by the people, with good fortune it is resolved by the council that the presidents who are allotted to preside over the people at the next assembly, when the days prescribed by law to perform the business have arrived, shall bring the decision of the council to the people, that it is resolved by the council [to praise Strombichos] and to crown him with a golden crown as is customary on account of his virtue and his honourable conduct towards the people. He and his descendants shall be Athenian citizens and shall be enrolled in whichever tribe and deme and phratry he wishes, as is customary; and the presidents shall put the vote about him at the first available assembly; and the thesmothetes shall introduce the public scrutiny of his award when . . .

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