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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 63.459A


REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE ROADS AROUND KYRRHOS


Greek text:   SEG_63.459A 
Provenance:   Kyrros , Macedonia 
Date:   300-250 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Although this inscription does not mention any exact date, it has been suggested that the regulations must have followed a period of disorder, during which there was no official control over the activities of traders - such as the period between the Gallic invasion of Macedonia in 279 B.C. and the accession of Antigonos Gonatas.

The inscription has been the subject of two studies in French: M. Hatzopoulos & L. Gounaropoulou, "Un règlement urbanistique de Kyrrhos (Macédoine)" ( Persée ); and A. Vorsanger, "L’administration des routes dans les cités grecques : l’apport de deux inscriptions hellénistiques"( Kentron, 2021 ).



. . . the territory of the Kyrrhans shall extend [from] these [limits] . . . they shall swear an oath in the temple of Athena . . . [? in the month of] . . . according to Genderros . . . [? in the month of] . . . according to Kyrrhos . . . [shall be] 10 altogether invalid.

Traders who sell their goods along the road and . . . who have encroached on it, shall each withdraw within the limits set and restore the road to condition . . . in accordance with the convention concluded at Genderros (?) . . . according to the provisions specific to the various subjects.

The road leading from Kyrrhos to Gyrbea will be three akainai wide along its entire length. Traders who sell their goods along this road and who have encroached on it, shall each withdraw within the limits set, give back to the road what belongs to it according to the measures written in the convention and they shall each (?) stick to the limit set on the road (?).

The road leading from Kyrrhos, via Genderros and its territory, to Nea Polis will be three akainai wide in its entire length, and . . . the traders who sell their wares along this road and have encroached upon it, shall each withdraw within the limits allowed and, after having restored it, they shall not spread out any more onto this road. . . .

The other roads . . . and those of the territory of Genderros will be two akainai wide 20 in the town and across the fields and the obstructed roads will be reopened and the others . . . and the obstructed roads will be reopened . . .

Menealos son of Augeatas, Titalos son of Dorotheos, Alkimos son of Menekrates, Alexandros son of . . ., Attalos son of Agelaos, craftsmen . . . will inscribe the lines made by those in charge of the delimitations.

The road from the city . . . through the wastelands and through the territory of Genderros will be four akainai in width . . .

. . . 30 . . .

Philippos and his associates shall fill up the trench.
Philotas shall take down the fence and the gates opposite the other herm and . . .
. . . [shall remove] the awning that protrudes onto the agora.
. . . shall remove the awning that protrudes onto the agora.
40 Euēthides shall remove the awning that protrudes onto the agora.
Philippos son of Aëropos shall remove . . . and . . . that protrudes onto the agora more than all the others.
Symmias shall remove the awning that protrudes onto the agora.
Polemon shall remove the awning . . . onto the gate of the agora.
Leonnatos shall remove the awning opposite the shops, which protrudes onto the agora.
Kritoboulos shall remove the awning of the shop, which protrudes onto the agora.
Philotas shall take down the fence that protrudes onto the road to an extent of (?) two akainai.
Poseidippos . . . shall remove the awnings of the shops, which protrude onto the agora.
Agathon shall remove the (?) pigsty that has been built (?) alongside the shop.
50 . . . shall remove the barrier located at an angle from the house, which protrudes onto the street (?) of the theatre.
Eunomos shall remove the fence opposite the agora . . .
. . . shall fill in the trench down the . . .


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