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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 56.636


LARISA HONOURS SATYROS OF ATHENS AND NOVIUS LATINUS


Greek text: SEG_56.636, lines 38-51
Date:   c. 170/69 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The Greek text of this inscription was first published by A.Tziafalias, J.Garcia-Ramon & B.Helly in "Décrets inédits de Larissa (2)" ( BCH,2006 - Persée ). The decrees were passed towards the end of the Third Macedonian War.


When the tagoi were:

and the treasurers were: and the gymnasiarchs were:

[A] On the fifteenth day of the month of Thyos, in assembly, with Hippolochos son of Alexippos as agoranomos, it was resolved by the people of Larisa, as proposed by Hippolochos son of Alexippos: since Satyros of Athens, the son of Philinos, who is a philosopher, has stayed in our city for a long time and has conducted himself as befits a good and noble man in the foremost and finest matters of life, lacking nothing in his complete eagerness and zeal towards the citizens; and is undergoing the current war together with the citizens; therefore it is resolved by the people of Larisa to praise Satyros of Athens, the son of Philinos, because he has conducted himself during his residence as befits a good and noble man, and because he has shown goodwill towards the citizens; and the superintendents {? the tagoi}, whenever there is a suitable occasion, shall take care that he is granted citizenship, and that it is made obvious to everyone that the people of Larisa strives to reward anyone who behaves righteously, with appropriate honours and gratitude. This decree shall be valid for all time; and the treasurers shall engrave it on a stone stele, and place it in the temple of Apollo Kerdoios; and whatever expense is necessary, shall be provided from the public funds.

[B] On the last day of Homoloios, in assembly, when Polemarchos the son of Polemarchidas was agoranomos, as proposed by Polemarchos the son of Polemarchidas: it was resolved by the people of Larisa to grant to Satyros of Athens, the son of Philinos, citizenship and all the other rights which are held by citizens of Larisa. This decree shall be valid for all time; and the treasurers shall arrange that this decree and the previous decree concerning Satyros are inscribed on a stone stele and placed in the temple of Apollo Kerdoios; and whatever expense is necessary, shall be provided from the public funds.

[C] On the second day of Homoloios, in assembly, when Polemarchos the son of Polemarchidas was agoranomos, as proposed by Polemarchos the son of Polemarchidas: since Novius Latinus the Mamertine, son of Ovius, when he visited our country and came to the previous assembly, revealed that Patrokleas the son of Astokleas had encountered him in Sicily and explained that he had been enslaved by some soldiers; then realising that he was a free-born man and a displaced citizen of Larisa, Novius restored him to freedom and autonomy; therefore, as proposed by Hippolochos the son of Alexippos, it is resolved by the people of Larisa to honour Novius Latinus the Mamertine, son of Ovius, on account of the consideration that he has shown towards our city . . . the people of Larisa . . .


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