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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 644


DECREES IN HONOUR OF EUDAMOS OF SELEUKEIA-ON-KALYKADNOS

Greek text:   DAW_44.6.185a ,   DAW_44.6.185b ,   DAW_44.6.185c ,   DAW_44.6.185d ,   DAW_44.6.185e
Date:     c. 172 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Historians have suggested that the many honours awarded to Eudamos ( see also Syll_645 ) demonstrate the desire of Greek states to win the support of Antiochos IV before war broke out between the Romans and Macedonians. In the event, when the Third Macedonian War started in 171 B.C., Antiochos did not intervene but instead he invaded Egypt. For a summary of the historical context, see C.Tempesta, "Antiochus IV Epiphanes and Cilicia", page 72 ( academia.edu ).


[A] [Decree of the Argives.]   . . . Eudamos of Seleukeia, the son of Nikon, shall be a proxenos and benefactor of the city of Argos, both himself and his descendants; they shall have freedom from taxes and inviolability for themselves and their possessions, both in peacetime and in war, both by land and by sea; they shall be theorodokoi of Zeus at Nemea and of Argive Hera, and they shall have privileged seating at the games. This decree shall be inscribed in the temple of Apollo Lykeios. Proposed by Epikrates.

[B] Decrees of the Rhodians.   When Damokles son of Dameas was priest, and Astymedes son of Archokrates and his colleagues were prytaneis, in the month of Dalios; from the public notices {leukōmata}; as proposed by Epinikos of Kryassos, the son of Eukles, Eudamos of Seleukeia, the son of Nikon, shall be a proxenos of the Rhodians.

When Damokles was priest, and Astymedes and his colleagues were prytaneis; proxeny was granted during a single assembly to the following: in the month of Daisios, to Eudamos of Seleukeia, the son of Nikon.

When Damokles was priest, and Iatrokles and his colleagues were prytaneis, in the month of Badromios, it was resolved by the people in the second assembly, that the following shall be proxenoi of the Rhodians: Eudamos of Seleukeia, the son of Nikon.

It was resolved by the council: the messengers who speak to king Antiochos shall also visit Eudamos and request him to join in ensuring that the gifts granted to the people for its naval force are sent to the city as promptly as possible, making it clear to him that the city will be grateful to him if he does this.

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