Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 582


Greek text:   IG_11.4.751
Date:     c. 190 B.C.
Tags:     pirates
Format:   see key to translations

For the date of this decree, see P. de Souza, "Piracy in the Graeco-Roman World", pp.87-89 ( Google Books ).

It was resolved by the council and the people, as proposed by Telemnestos son of Aristeides: since Epikrates of Rhodes, the son of Polystratos, who has been sent by his people with the decked ships to wage war, accompanied by the triremes of the islanders and the undecked ships of the Athenians, has taken care of the safety of those on the ships and the protection of the islands and the proper respect for the temple; and has issued an edict, that those who are making piratical raids on the enemy shall set out from their own harbours, and no-one shall use the harbour [at Delos] as their base; and [he has co-operated] with the clear intentions of the people and the duty of piety towards [the temple], so that nothing [has been left wanting for the security of the place; with goodwill] and righteousness and piety [towards the] temple . . .

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