Ephesos remained an important city throughout the Hellenistic period, and so it is not surprising that prominent Macedonians tried to win favour there. B may refer to Neoptolemos, the general who was killed in battle against Eumenes, but this cannot be regarded as certain. For a decree in honour of Archestratos of Macedonia, see OGIS_9. There are several other Ephesian inscriptions from this period that grant citizenship to Macedonians who are otherwise unknown.
[A] To Kleitos and Alketas. Since they are zealous towards the temple and the city, it is resolved [by the council and the people] that they shall be citizens in equal and like manner: and these rights shall also be [granted to their descendants. And] they [shall be allotted] to a tribe and a thousand.
[B] To Neoptolemos of Macedonia, the son of Billeas. Since he is zealous [towards the people] and those of the citizens whom he meets, it is resolved [by the council and the people] that he shall be a citizen in equal and like manner: and these rights shall also be [granted to his descendants. He was allotted] to the Epheseus [tribe] and the Boreus thousand.
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