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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 594


MYKENAI HONOURS PROTIMOS OF GORTYN

Greek text:   IG_4.497
Date:     c. 195 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Argos and the surrounding area, which had been under the control of Nabis of Sparta, regained its freedom when Nabis was attacked by the Romans in 195 B.C. ( Liv_34.40 ). No doubt these ephebes from Mykenai returned home under the terms of the subsequent treaty imposed by Flamininus; see A.M. Eckstein, "Nabis and Flamininus on the Argive Revolutions of 198 and 197 B.C", page 228 ( PDF ).


Protimos of Gortyn.

Gods, with good fortune. It was resolved by a full assembly of the Mykenaians, on the second day of the month of Panemos; the damiourgos Delphion son of Timokritos, of the Daïphonteus tribe, acted as president; since Protimos of Gortyn, the son of Timarchos, took great care of the ephebes of the Mykenaians, when they were taken away by Nabis to Lakedaimon; and he made every effort to ensure that those who had been taken away were kept safe; therefore it is resolved by the villagers to invite both Protimos and his descendants to a privileged seat at the Dionysia, along with other benefactors, and the [other privileges] . . .

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