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Translations of Hellenistic Inscriptions: 42


AMYZON HONOURS MARGOS


Greek text:   Amyzon_7
Date:   273 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription contains the earliest known reference to a Ptolemaic governor (strategos) in Caria.



In the 9th year of the reign of Ptolemaios son of of Ptolemaios, in the month of Hyperberetaios, when Dionysios son of Myonides was neopoiēs, in full assembly . . . as proposed by Dionysios and Ouliades, the envoys sent to Margos: since the strategos Margos has continually been an excellent man and has done everything that is advantageous to the people and the gods; it is resolved by the people to praise the strategos Margos on account of his virtue and the goodwill that he has continually shown towards the people of Amyzon; and to give him a portion of honour from the public sacrifices offered to Artemis and Apollo; and that the sacred herald shall summon him to a privileged seat at the sacrifices and the festival. These privileges shall be granted both to him and to his descendants. This decree shall be inscribed on the front facade {prometopion} of the temple of Artemis, so that it may be preserved for ever; and the letter that he wrote about the . . . shall be inscribed . . .

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