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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 571


ATHENS HONOURS ALEXANDROS OF THESSALY

Greek text:   IG_2².850   ( IG_2³.1265 )
Date:     c. 191/0 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Dittenberger suggested that this inscription dated to the end of the 3rd century B.C.; although the year of Dionysios as archon of Athens has not been established with any certainty, it is now thought to have been slightly later than that.


In the year of Dionysios as archon, on the twenty-second day of the month of Elaphebolion, in assembly at Peiraieus; as proposed by Nikias of Poros, the son of Polyxenos: since Alexandros has provided service both publicly and privately to those of the citizens that he has encountered, with good fortune it is resolved by the council that the presidents who are allotted to preside over the next assembly shall raise this matter, and bring the decision of the council to the people, that it is resolved by the council to praise Alexandros of Thessaly, the son of Kallistratos, and to crown him with an olive wreath; and to grant him citizenship, when he has undergone scrutiny in court according to the laws; and the thesmothetes shall introduce his scrutiny in co-operation, whenever they have provided five hundred and one jurors to fill the law court, and they shall put the vote about him even if he is absent; [and when the scrutiny has been completed], he shall be enrolled [in a deme and tribe and phratry] . . .

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