OGIS: 213


Greek text:   Didyma_7   ( I.Did. 479 )
Date:   c. 300/299 B.C.
Tags:     buildings
Format:   see key to translations

Demodamas, who proposed this decree, also instigated the decree of Miletos in honour of Apame ( Austin_51 ).   For some comments on the two decrees, see S.M.Sherwin-White & A.Kuhrt, "From Samarkhand to Sardis", pp. 25-27 ( Google Books ).

It was resolved by the people, as recommended by the councillors and proposed by Demodamas son of Aristeides: since Antiochos the eldest son of king Seleukos previously has continually shown great goodwill and eagerness concerning the people of Miletos, and now, seeing that his father has [acted] with every concern about the temple at Didyma, he considers it right to imitate the good intentions of his father, and has announced that he will build for [the god a stade-long] stoa in the city, from which there will be [(?) annual revenues that] he thinks ought to be spent on construction in the temple at Didyma; and the works completed from [these revenues] will be given by him as offerings to the god; therefore it is resolved by the Milesians to praise [Antiochos] for his piety concerning the god and his goodwill [towards the (?) citizens]; and to give him land [for the stoa], wherever the appointed architect, along with the men delegated by Antiochos, shall indicate. The treasurers shall sell the land, and the prytaneis in office at the time shall receive the revenue arising from it; they shall keep the money separately, and they shall let out the work to be done as the people sees fit; and when the approved work is completed, it shall be inscribed with "Antiochos the eldest son of Seleukos dedicated this." So that others may choose to show concern for the temple at Didyma and [the populace] of Miletos, seeing that the benefactors [of the temple] are honoured by the people, [it is resolved] by the Milesians to set up a [bronze statue] of Antiochos on horseback, in whatever place [the council] decides to assign; and the anataktai in office in the year of the stephanephoros [(?) after Athenaios] shall allocate money for [the statue], whenever they distribute [the other funds]. Antiochos shall be invited [to a privileged seat] in the cyclic chorus contests during the Dionysia [at Miletos] and [the Didymeia] at Didyma. [He] shall be granted [meals] in the prytaneion and freedom from [all] taxes and [security] in peacetime and in war, [inviolably and without need for a treaty]. He shall have priority in access to the oracle [in the temple] at Didyma; and same privileges shall be granted [to the descendants] of Antiochos. So that the statue may be [completed as quickly as possible], the people shall appoint three men [immediately, and they shall] take care of the construction . . .

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