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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 550


DELPHI RECOGNISES THE INVIOLABILITY OF THE TEMPLE AT CHALKEDON

Greek text:   FD_3.4.372
Date:     c. 213-203 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Chalkedon did not embark on a widespread campaign to confirm the inviolability of its temple, as was done by some other cities; apart from this inscription, only two other replies (from Phokaia and Tenedos) have survived, and they may refer to a different occasion. The evidence is discussed by K.Rigsby, "Asylia: Territorial Inviolability in the Hellenistic World", pp.164-171 ( Google Books ).


. . . with good fortune it is resolved by the city of Delphi that the temple of Pythian Apollo at Chalkedon shall be inviolable and a place of refuge from all dangers, within the boundaries marked by posts, according to the oracle of the god. This decree shall be inscribed on a stone stele and placed in the temple of Apollo.

Rhodokles of Boeotia, the son of Herodoros, took care of the inscription.

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