Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 501


Greek text:   IG_5.2.11
Date:     229/8 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

It is not clear from the text of this inscription why Tegea was honouring a man from Thessaly; there is no sign of any political connection, although some scholars have tried to detect one - see R.A. de Laix in "California Studies in Classical Antiquity", volume 2, page 81 ( Google Books ). The spelling of this man's name varies in the sources - it could be just Agesandros.

God, fortune. Resolved by the city of Tegea: Hagesandros of Skotoussa in Thessaly, the son of Nikostratos, shall have the status of proxenos and benefactor of Tegea, both for himself and for his descendants; and as a benefactor, he is granted citizenship on an equal basis, and the right to own buildings and land, grazing rights, inviolability, freedom from taxes, and security both in war and in peacetime for himself and his family.

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