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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 702


DELPHI HONOURS ARISTOTHEOS OF TROIZEN

Greek text:   FD_3.3.124
Date:   c. 157/6 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

According to Sylloge³, this inscription was found in the same context as FD_3.3.125, and therefore probably belongs to the same year, in which Patreas was archon at Delphi.   The translation is adapted from R.Zelnick-Abramovitz, in "Between Orality and Literacy: Communication and Adaptation in Antiquity", page 180 ( Google Books ).



With good fortune, it was resolved by the city of Delphi in full assembly with votes as prescribed by law; since Aristotheos son of Nikotheos of Troizen, the historiographer, when he stayed in the city conducted himself in a way worthy of the temple and of his fatherland, and made public readings {akroaseis} of his writings over several days, and also read in public {paranegnō} acclamations for the Romans, the common benefactors of the Greeks; therefore he and his descendants shall be granted by the city proxeny, priority in access to the oracle, priority in receiving justice, inviolability, freedom from all taxes, privileged seating at all the games that the city holds, and the other privileges that are given to the other proxenoi and benefactors of the city.

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