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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 600


A VICTORY MONUMENT ERECTED BY SOLDIERS AT MANTINEIA

Greek text:   IG_5.2.293
Date:     201/0 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Dittenberger dated this inscription to 193/2 B.C., after Philopoimen's final victory over Nabis of Sparta, but it is clear enough that Philopoimen was general for the fourth time in 201/0, when he invaded Laconia with the support of some Cretans ( Polyb_16.37 ).


When Philopoimen was general of the Achaeans for the fourth time, and Dameas was commander {apoteleios} of the infantry, and Simmias was commander of the cavalry, the following men who served in the army contributed to this monument, dedicated to all the gods:

Cavalry:

Cretans:

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