Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 438


Greek text:   FD_3.4.414
Date:     266/5 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Many Thracian kings were called Kotys, but little else is known about the king mentioned in this inscription; see P.Delev, "From Corupedion towards Pydna: Thrace in the Third Century", page 5 ( ).

When the archon was Aristion and the members of the council were Euagoras, Aiakidas, Mantias, Dion and Epikrates, it was resolved by the city in full assembly, with a vote as prescribed by law: since Kotys son of Rhaizdos, the king of the Thracians, has in previous times continually shown goodwill towards the temple and the city, and has acted kindly towards those who visited him as private citizens; and now Tyrillos of Neapolis has come to us and has reported his good intentions concerning the temple and the city; therefore it is resolved by the city to praise Kotys son of Rhaizdos, the king of the Thracians, and to confirm his existing proxeny, and that both he and his descendants shall be recognised as proxenoi; and to grant to him and his descendants priority in access to the oracle, inviolability, freedom from taxes, privileged seating at all the games that the city holds, and all the other rights which are awarded to the other proxenoi and benefactors of the city; and this decree shall be inscribed on a stone stele and displayed in the most prominent place in the temple.

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