Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 329


Greek text:   IG_2².554
Date:     c. 306/5 B.C.
Tags:     foreign_residents
Format:   see key to translations

This decree shows how actively some metics supported Athenian military operations. Dittenberger identified the "previous war" as the Lamian War, and the current contributions of Euxenides as supplies for the war against Kassandros in 307-304 B.C.

. . . prytany, [in assembly according] to the decree of the people; Antimenes [of Kephisia] and the other presidents put it to the vote on behalf of the presidents; it was [resolved by the] people, as proposed by Phileas of Pallene, the son of Philonautos: since Euxenides has continually shown goodwill towards the Athenian people and has unfailingly paid all the contributions, 10 which the people voted that the metics should provide; and in the previous war he willingly put twelve sailors on board ship; and now he has supplied sinews for the catapults, and has eagerly carried out all the duties that were assigned to him by the generals and the taxiarchs, and in every other respect 20 he has continually acted honourably towards the council and the people of Athens; therefore it is resolved by the people to praise Euxenides of Phaselis, the son of Eupolis, and to crown him with a wreath of olives, on account of his goodwill and honourable conduct towards the people; and that he [and his descendants] shall have equal taxation, and they shall have the [right of owning] a house 30 at Athens . . .

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