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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 405


THE AMPHICTYONS HONOUR NEON OF ARGOS

Greek text:   FD_3.1.87
Date:     277 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Several Amphictyonic decrees from around this time refer to the theft of sacred money; see also Syll_406 and Syll_416-418.


Gods. In the year of Aristagoras as archon at Delphi; at the spring assembly; with the following men acting as hieromnemones:

It is resolved by the hieromnemones: since [Neon] of Argos, the son of Menestratos, has assisted the god by reporting the loss of money, and has brought those responsible to justice, and has imposed a sacred penalty on them, therefore it is resolved to grant him priority in receiving justice both for himself and for his descendants, so that he may continue in the future to assist the god and to recover the property of the god; and to ratify a herald's wand for him, so that he may be given security as is customary.

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