Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 387


Greek text:   IG_2².667   ( see also IG_2³.1.919 )
Date:     266/5 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription should be read in conjunction the other version of the decree in honour of Strombichos ( Syll_386 ); it provides some additional information that is missing from the other version.

. . . [thinking that he ought not to work against] the interests [of the city, but should join in ensuring its safety], he joined with [the people] in the siege [of the Mouseion]; and when [the affairs of the city] were brought to a successful conclusion, he provided whatever else was needed and retained his [goodwill towards the people]; and when the war broke out [he acted well towards the people] and joining in the struggle on behalf of the people [he performed the deeds that] the general has reported; and for the future he has announced that he will provide assistance [to the Athenian people]; 10 therefore [so that] there might be an incentive for [all who wish] to be regarded as benefactors of the [people, knowing that they will be rewarded] by the people, [with good fortune it is resolved by the council] that the presidents [who are allotted to preside over] the people at the [next assembly, when] the [days] prescribed by law [to perform the business] have arrived, shall bring the decision [of the council to the people], that it is resolved by the council [to praise Strombichos] and to crown him with a golden [crown as is customary] on account of his virtue and his honourable [conduct towards the people]. 20 He [and his descendants shall be] Athenian citizens and shall be enrolled in whichever tribe [and deme and phratry he wishes], as is customary; [and the prytaneis shall put] the vote about him [at the first available assembly; and the] thesmothetes [shall introduce the public scrutiny of his award] when . . .

inscription 388

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