Telemnestos, who proposed these decrees, also proposed Syll_582 and several other decrees of Delos from around this time. The command of Anaxibios was no doubt related to the naval war against Antiochos; but the Greek word for 'ships' probably refers to merchant ships rather than warships. The second decree was not included by Dittenberger.
[A] It was resolved by the council and the people, as proposed by Telemnestos son of Aristeides: since Anaxibios of Rhodes, the son of Pheidianax, who has been sent by the people of Rhodes to be commander of the islands and the ships of the islanders, during the long time that the has stayed in the sacred precinct, has conducted himself in a fine and pious manner, worthy of the people who sent him; and in other matters he has continually acted nobly towards [the temple and the people] of Delos, and has [provided] assistance both publicly to the city and [privately to those citizens whom he has encountered] . . .
. . . [the council shall inscribe this decree in the council-house, and the hieropoioi shall inscribe it] in the temple.
Xenokrates son of Hierombrotos put it to the vote.
[B] It was resolved by the council and the people, as proposed by Telemnestos son of Aristeides: since Anaxibios of Rhodes, the son of Pheidianax, who is a proxenos [and benefactor] of the [temple and the Delians], has continually [acted as a good man concerning the temple and the people] of Delos; therefore it is resolved [by the council and people] to crown him [with the sacred wreath of laurel. The] sacred herald shall announce the award of the crown [in the theatre at the] Apollonia, [during] the contest [of the boys' choruses], and [the proclamation shall be] as follows: "[The people] of Delos [crowns] the proxenos Anaxibios [of Rhodes, the son of Pheidianax, with a wreath of laurel] on account [of his virtue] and his piety [concerning the temple and his goodwill towards the people of Delos]" . . .
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