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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 474


ATHENS HONOURS ARISTOKREON OF SELEUKEIA

Greek text:   IG_2².785
Date:     184/3 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This Aristokreon is generally assumed to be Aristokreon the nephew of Chrysippos, who was summoned to Athens by his uncle and became a philosopher ( DiogLaert_7.185 ).


In the year of Charikles as archon, in the sixth prytany of the Erechtheis tribe, with . . . of Rhamnous, the son of Euainetos, as secretary; on the eleventh day of the intercalary month of Poseideon, which was the twenty-ninth day of the prytany, in assembly at Peiraieus; Tauridas of Araphen, the son of Dion, and the other presidents put it to the vote on behalf of the presidents; it was resolved by the council and the people, as proposed by Lamprias of Thorai, the son of Lamprias: since Aristokreon has continually shown goodwill towards the people, and has been of service to those of the citizens who have arrived in Antioch, and when he came to our city to study, he behaved in a seemly fashion throughout his stay; and he has promised in the future as far as possible always to be of benefit both privately to those who arrive there and in public to the city; and confirmation of his goodwill has been provided by many of the theoroi and the truce-heralds; therefore, so that the council and the people may be seen to honour their benefactors and to give them suitable rewards, with good fortune it is resolved by the council that the allotted presidents shall raise this matter at the next assembly, and shall bring the decision . . .

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