Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 615


Greek text:   FD_3.2.89
Date:     c. 180 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Nothing else is known about the activities of Apollodoros in Delphi. It has been assumed that the mention of 'disputed land' refers to the territorial dispute between Amphissa and Delphi of about 180 B.C., based on similarities between the wording of this decree and Syll_614.

With good fortune. It was resolved by the city in full assembly, with the votes as prescribed by law: since Apollodoros of Athens, the son of Olympiodoros, who was summoned by those sent out by the city, devoted himself unhesitatingly to assisting the city in its struggle to obtain a decision about the the precincts and the disputed land, attaching the greatest importance to piety towards the god and goodwill towards the city; and when he arrived, he arranged everything for the decision as was necessary, lacking nothing in his eagerness and honourable conduct; and he conducted himself in a seemly manner during his residence here, and remained for as long as those appointed by the city requested him to stay, making clear the good attitude that he has towards the city; therefore with good fortune it is resolved by the city to praise Apollodoros of Athens, the son of Olympiodoros, on account of his goodwill and honourable conduct towards the city, and to urge him to retain the same good attitude for the future, knowing that the city always gives worthy rewards to its friends and well-wishers; and to grant to him and his descendants proxeny, priority in access to the oracle, inviolability, priority in receiving justice, freedom from taxes, privileged seating at all the games that the city holds, the right to own land and buildings, and all the other rights that are granted to other proxenoi and benefactors of the city; and that he shall be a theorodokos for the Pythian and Soteria games; and to send him gifts of hospitality; and that the magistrates shall take care of his return, so that he is escorted with all possible security. The secretary shall inscribe the award of the proxeny in the council house as is customary, and shall inscribe this decree on the wall of the hall of the Athenians.

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