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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 461


THE AMPHICTYONS HONOUR LYKON, THE PERIPATETIC PHILOSOPHER

Greek text:   FD_3.3.167
Date:     249-239 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Lykon was head of the Peripatetic school in Athens for many years, from about 269 to 225 B.C.   He is also mentioned in an Athenian decree ( Syll_491 ).


[In the year of . . . as archon, with the following men acting as hieromnemon:]

Since Lykon [of Alexandria Troas] in Aiolis, the son of Astyanax, has continually shown every goodwill and honourable conduct towards the god and the temple at Delphi and the council of the Amphictyons, therefore it is resolved by the hieromnemones to crown Lykon with a wreath of laurel from the god, and to confirm the awards that have been made to him by the Amphictyons: priority in receiving justice, inviolability from all harm in war and peacetime, security, freedom from taxes, and privileged seating at all the games that are staged by the Amphictyons. The hieromnemones shall inscribe this decree [and place it in the temple] of Apollo.

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