This decree was passed about a year after the battle of Pydna, when both the Athenians and Eumenes II were uncertain what attitude the Romans would take towards them ( Polyb_30.19 ).
Gods. In the year of Xenokles as archon, in the twelfth prytany of the Oineis tribe, with Sthenedemos of Teithras, the son of Asklepiades, as secretary; on the last day of the month of Skirophorion, which was thirty-first day of the prytany; in assembly . . . in the theatre, according to the decree that was proposed by Arist... of Semachidai . . . ; Alexidemos of Koilē and the other presidents put it to the vote on behalf of the presidents; it was resolved by the council and the [people], as proposed by Artemon of Peiraieus, the son of Polymelos: sine Diodoros, who is a friend of king Eumenes and his brothers, and has been especially honoured and promoted by them, [is] both well-disposed publicly towards the city, and privately he [always] offers his assistance to any of the citizens who meet him, and he continues to co-operates fully with the envoys who are sent out by the people; concerning which matters evidence has [often] been presented on his behalf; therefore, so that the people may be seen to honour those who [show] goodwill towards it, with good [fortune it is resolved by the council] that the presidents who are allotted for [the next assembly] . . .
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