OGIS: 268


Greek text:   CIG_3521
Date:   (?) 159 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Dittenberger dated this inscription to the reign of Attalos I, i.e. 241/0 B.C., but more recent writers have argued that it is more likely to belong to the reign of Attalos II or III; see G.M.Cohen, "The Hellenistic Settlements in Europe, the Islands, and Asia Minor", page 224 ( Google Books ).

In the first year of king Attalos, on the 14th day of the month of Hyperberetaios: since the overseer Apollonios son of Meleagros, who was appointed to be agonothete at the time of the festival, when the Basileia were celebrated, acted nobly as a benefactor, and welcomed the theoroi who came and the foreigners who visited; and previously when he was appointed to be general of the city, he conducted himself as was appropriate; and now it is reported that he will dedicate two cups, each weighing one hundred Alexandrian drachmas; therefore it is resolved to praise him and to crown him with a golden crown. He shall be granted meals in the prytaneion, and frankincense shall be provided. This decree shall be inscribed on a stele of white marble, and placed in the stoa, in front of the magistrates' office; and the city treasurer shall provide money for the costs incurred on the crown and the stele.

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