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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 401


ATHENS HONOURS HERAKLEITOS

Greek text:   IG_2².677   ( see also IG_2³.1.1034 )
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 their benefactors], with good fortune it is resolved by the council to praise Herakleitos of Athmonon, the son of Asklepiades, 10 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. Therefore, so that there may be a memorial of] his honourable conduct, [the secretary of the] prytany shall inscribe [this decree on a stele; 20 and the official in charge of finance shall allocate whatever money is required for the cost of] the stele.

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