Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 327


Greek text:   IG_2².467
Date:     306/5 B.C.
Tags:     freedom
Format:   see key to translations

Athens claimed that the Lamian War was fought "on behalf of the freedom of the Greeks", but it is not clear how the allied Greek cities co-ordinated their action. It has been suggested on the basis of this inscription that there was a council (synedrion) of the allies, with one delegate from each city, but there is no other evidence to confirm that.

Nearly eighty years later, Timosthenes' grandson requested the renewal of the honours granted in this decree ( Syll_496 ).

When Koroibos was archon, in the prytany of . . ., [on the proposal of] Diotimos [of Euonymon], the son of Diopeithes: [since] Timosthenes, the proxenos [of the Athenian people], has remained friendly and well-disposed [towards the Athenian people], and previously during [the war] that the Athenian people [fought against Antipatros on behalf of the] freedom of the Greeks, [when he was sent by the city] as an adviser {synedros}to the camp [of the Athenians] and their allies, 10 he strove . . . [saying and] doing what was beneficial [to the (?) Greeks] and the Karystians; [and he continued to act honourably towards] the Athenian people . . . to the Macedonian, and [when] Antipatros . . . he did [not] abandon his [friendship] and [he continued publicly to act well towards] the Athenian people [and privately he assisted] those arriving at Karystos . . . 20 in the public affairs of the Karystians [he said and did what was] beneficial to his homeland [and the] Athenian [people]; and when [Kassandros] marched against Attica, he came to the aid of the [people] . . . willingly; therefore with good fortune it is resolved by the people to praise Timosthenes the son of Demophanes [on account of the virtue and] goodwill that he has continually displayed concerning the Athenian [people], and to crown him [with a golden crown of 1,000] drachmas . . .

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