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Translations of Hellenistic Inscriptions: 37


LETTER OF ADEIMANTOS TO DEMETRIOS


Greek text:   CID_4.11
Date:   302 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Adeimantos of Lampsakos was a diplomat and friend of Demetrios, who appointed him to be one of the presidents of the council of the Hellenic League ( for which, see BD_8 ). For a discussion of Adeimantos' role as a friend of the king, see S.Wallace, "Adeimantos of Lampsakos and the Development of the Hellenistic Philos" ( academia.edu ).   Adapted from the translation by A.Ellis-Evans (in "Dynasts and Kings").



Adeimantos to king Demetrios, greetings. The decree which the Amphictyons had made in the previous year, having been presented at the Isthmia, and having been sanctified at Delphi, I have sent to you as you thought necessary. Likewise too the letters from your friends, so that you may keep abreast of what each has decided, having made a transcription on a stele in accordance with the decision made to dedicate (?) also that which we have done at the council meeting as well as the privileges voted by the Amphictyons . . .

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