Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 318


Greek text:   IG_2².1201
Date:     317 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The deme of Aixone passed this decree soon after Demetrios came to power at Athens. Unfortunately the word containing the official title of Demetrios is missing from the inscription; for a discussion of what the title may have been, see S.Dow & A.Travis, "Demetrios of Phaleron and his Lawgiving", Hesperia 1943 ( PDF ). The war that the decree refers to is the war between Polyperchon and Kassandros in 318/7 B.C.

Gods. Aristokrates the son of Aristophanes proposed, since Demetrios of Phaleron, the son of Phanostratos, has given excellent service to the Athenians and the Aixonians; and when the war in the land caused the city and [the Peiraieus] to be separated, Demetrios went as envoy and persuaded the Athenians to agree terms, so that they could be united again; and he provided corn to the Athenians and to the country; and after being appointed [lawgiver] by the people . . . he erected magnificent monuments . . .

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