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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 401


ATHENS HONOURS HERAKLEITOS

Greek text:   IG_2².677
Date:     258-250 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

For the career of Herakleitos, an Athenian citizen who became an officer of Antigonos Gonatas, see P.Paschides, "Between City and King", pp.177-179 ( PDF ), and G.J.Oliver, "War, Food, and Politics in Early Hellenistic Athens", pp.169-170 ( Google Books ).


. . . and when the people restored the sacred rites and the contests of the Panathenaia, he equipped the stadium worthily and dedicated written tablets to Athene [Nike], with an account of the deeds [of the king] against the barbarians in defence of the Greeks; therefore so that the council and the people might be seen to maintain their gratitude towards the their benefactors, with good fortune it is resolved by the council to praise Herakleitos of Athmonon, the son of Asklepiades, and to crown him with a golden crown on account of his piety towards the gods and his continual goodwill and honourable conduct towards [king Antigonos] and the council and people of the Athenians. The agonothete shall announce the award of the crown at the gymnastic contest, as is customary; and the official in charge of finance shall be responsible for the making of the crown. So that there may be a memorial of his honourable conduct, the secretary of the prytany shall inscribe this decree on a stele; and the official in charge of finance shall allocate whatever money is required for the cost of the stele.

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