OGIS: 66


Greek text:   FD_3.1.299
Date:   c. 290-280 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Inscriptions have revealed that Sostratos, who is known from literary sources as the architect of the famous Pharos lighthouse in Alexandria, also acted as a diplomat for the Ptolemaic kings - see SEG_28.60 from Athens. This unusual combination of roles is discussed by A.Meeus, "The Career of Sostratos of Knidos", in "Greece, Macedon and Persia" ( Google Books ).

Gods. The Delphians have granted to Sostratos of Knidos, the son of Dexiphanes, both for himself and for his [descendants], proxeny, the status of theorodokos, [priority in access to the oracle], priority in receiving justice, privileged seating at games, inviolability, freedom from all taxes, and [the other privileges which are granted to] other proxenoi and benefactors. When the archon was Ornichidas, and the members of the council were Charixenos, Hipparchos and Kallikrates.

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