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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 655


ATHENS HONOURS (?) MENANDROS OF PERGAMON

Greek text:   IG_2².946   ( see also IG_2³.1.1269 )
Date:     190/89 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Sylloge³ dated the Athenian archon Achaios to 166/5 B.C., but he is now thought to have been archon in 190/89 B.C.   Menandros was one of several citizens of Pergamon who were honoured by the Athenians in this period; see H.Mattingly, in "Hellenistic Constructs: Essays in Culture, History, and Historiography", page 134 ( Google Books ).


When Achaios was archon, in the [ninth] prytany of the . . . tribe, with Herakleon [of Eupyridai], the son of Nannakos, [acting as secretary]; on the second [intercalary] day of the month of Anthesterion, which [in the god's calendar] is the twenty-fourth day of Elaphebolion, [and the twenty-fourth day of the prytany], in assembly at Peiraieus; . . . of Ptelea and the other presidents [put it to the votes on behalf of the presidents; it was resolved by the council and the people, as proposed by] Diochares of Berenikidai, the son of Artemidoros: [since] . . . (?) Menandros of Pergamon . . . [who is residing] with king Eumenes . . . nobleness, shows goodwill [both publicly to the people and privately to those] of the citizens who arrive [at Pergamon] . . . embassy or . . .

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