Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 422


Greek text:   CID_4.54
Date:     252/1 or 249/8 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The unusual phrase 'first tent' in this decree apparently means that Mentor could stay in the best tent site while attending meeting of the council; see M.Dillon, "Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece", page 209 ( Google Books ).

In the year of Kallikles as archon at Delphi, at the autumn meeting of the council, with the following men acting as hieromnemon:

The hieromnemones awarded to Mentor of Naupaktos [in Aetolia], the son of Damosthenes, for himself and his descendants, priority in receiving justice and security and inviolability and freedom from all taxes; and the first tent at the council meeting shall be available to him, since he has supervised and prepared the adornment of Athena Pronaia.

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