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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 538


THE AMPHICTYONS HONOUR PHILISTOS OF KOS AND PHILIPPOS OF KALYMNA

Greek text:   FD_3.4.362 , TitCal_test.XXII
Date:     204/3 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Philistos son of Moschion is recorded a couple of years later as giving a contribution of 4,000 drachmas to his homeland Kos, towards military expenses ( IG_12.4.1.75, lines B.81-2 ).


[A] Gods. When Da[mokrates] was archon at Delphi, with the following men acting as hieromnemones:

It was resolved by the Amphictyons: since Philistos of Kos, the son of Moschion, who is acting as a doctor at Delphi, has unstintingly provided assistance with his [medical] skills, willingly to all who arrive here to visit the god, in a manner worthy of the city of Kos, and in other respects has conducted himself in a fine and noble fashion, therefore to honour Philistos and to crown him with a golden crown and to announce the award in the gymnastic contest of the Soteria games; and to grant him priority in receiving justice, and security in war and in peacetime; and to inscribe this decree on a stone stele and to place it in the temple of Pythian Apollo; and to give a copy of the decree to those who go to proclaim the Pythian games to the city of Kos, so that the award of the crown may be announced at the Dionysian and Asklepian games at Kos . . . and to place a stele in the temple of Asklepios.

[B] Gods. The Delphians have granted to Philippos of Kalymna, the son of Apollonios, both for himself and for his descendants, the status of proxenos, priority in access to the oracle, privileged seating at games, inviolability, freedom from all taxes, and the other rights which have been granted to other proxenoi and benefactors. When Damokrates was archon, and the councillors were Hagion, Aristomachos, Eudoros and Alexarchos.

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