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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 481


DELPHI HONOURS FOREIGN RESIDENTS

Greek text:   Sylloge_481A ,   SGDI_2.2607
Date:     c. 257/6 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Dittenberger considered the men honoured in these decrees to be resident aliens, born illegitimately and therefore known by their mothers' names instead of the normal Greek patronymic. He also thought that these awards of ateleia (freedom from taxes) were in response to the previous inscription, Syll_480, but if the date assigned to Kallikles as archon is approximately correct, these awards must have been made earlier.


[A] Gods. The city of Delphi has granted to Menon and Philon, sons of Polya, both to themselves and to their descendants, freedom from all taxes in the same way as other citizens, and the right to possess land and a house. When the archon was Kallikles, and the members of the council were Kriton, Pleiston, Achaimenes, Hippias and Kleon.

[B] Gods. The city of Delphi has granted to Teisimachos, son of Leontiŏn, both to himself and to his descendants, freedom from all taxes in the same way as other citizens, and the right to possess land and a house. In recognition of his craftsmanship, let him undertake the task of constructing the stage at the Heraklean games. When the archon was Kallikles, and the members of the council were Damaios, Eurymedes, Xenodamos, Straton and Kraton.

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