Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 537


Greek text:   IG_2².844   ( see also IG_2³.1.1137, decree 3 )
Date:     193/2 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Charmion was the son of Eumaridas, who was honoured in the two previous inscriptions. For some comments on this decree, see W.Mack, "Proxeny and Polis: Institutional Networks in the Ancient Greek World", pp.29-32 ( Google Books ).

When Phanarchides was archon, in the third prytany of the Pandionis tribe, in the month of Boëdromion; as proposed by Nikias of Poros, the son of Polyxenos: since Charmion, the son of Eumaridas of Kydonia, our proxenos and benefactor, has shown himself worthy of the honours granted to his father; and when he sailed to the Peiraieus on a mission to represent his fellow citizens as theoros at Delphi, and the generals brought him before the council, he gave an account to the council of both his father's goodwill towards them and his own accomplishments; and he declared that for the future he would assist those of the Athenians who visited Crete, both publicly and privately; therefore, so that now, as in the past, kindness may be shown at every opportunity to those who deserve it, with good fortune it is resolved by the council that the presidents who are allotted to preside at the next assembly shall raise this matter, and shall bring the decision of the council to the people, that it is resolved by the council that the generals shall offer hospitality to Charmion son of Eumaridas and the other theoroi who are accompanying him, and to his son Eumaridas; the treasurer of the military fund shall allocate money for the expenses, as arranged. Charmion shall retain his family's proxeny, both for himself and his descendants, and in future, if he demonstrates his own good attitude towards us, he will receive from the council and the people whatever reward he seems to deserve.

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