Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 722


Greek text:   IG_12.3.168
Date:   c. 150 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The translation of the decree at the start of this inscription is taken from W.Mack, "Proxeny and Polis", page 299 ( Google Books ).   Only place names beginning with A in Greek appear on the block of stone that is translated here; but other fragments have survived, and Mack estimates that the complete list contained the names of between 270 and 450 proxenoi.

. . . [The secretary then in office is to record] those appointed proxenoi according to the law in their month of office. [The secretary] is to have them inscribed on the wall according to the same regulations, inscribing also the damiergos in whose period of office each was appointed. The treasurers are to give him the payment for the inscription, paying out not more than half a drachma for each proxenos. If the secretary in office does not see to the inscription of the proxenoi appointed after the damiergos Prytanis, 10 he is to pay a fine for each proxenos he fails to have inscribed of one hundred drachmas. Let anyone who wishes denounce such a failure to the logistai in return for half the fine. And whoever obtains the contract for inscribing the proxenoi is to inscribe this decree at the start. Agreed unanimously.

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