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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 403


THE DELPHIANS HONOUR KYBERNIS OF ATHENS

Greek text:   FD_3.2.159
Date:     240-230 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

It was Kybernis who proposed the Athenian decree to recognise the relaunch of Delphi's Soteria games in 249 B.C. ( Syll_408 ); and a date before 250 B.C. for the archon Kraton, in whose year this decree was passed, has been proposed by F.Lefèvre, "La chronologie du IIIe siècle à Delphes", page 190 ( Persée ). Kybernis no doubt belonged to the same family as Kydias, an Athenian who died while defending Delphi against the Gauls in 279 B.C. ( Paus_10.21'5 )


Gods. The Delphians granted to Kybernis of Athens, the son of Kydias, of the Leontis tribe and Halimousian deme, both to himself and to his descendants: proxeny, priority in consulting 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. When Kraton was archon, and the councillors were Eudokos, Boulon and Aristion.

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