Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 349


Greek text:   IvO_45
Date:     302 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription accompanied two statues that were seen by Pausanias at Olympia over four hundred years later ( Paus_6.15'7 ). Pausanias thought that the statues represented Demetrios and his son Antigonos II, but it is clear that the latter must be his father Antigonos I. Although there is no indication of the date of the inscription, Dittenberger thought it likely that the statues were set up after Demetrios' campaign in the Peloponnese in 303 B.C.

. . . on account of their good attitude; to choose [five] envoys to go to Antigonos, and five to Demetrios, to announce the honours and to inform them that the city, in [gratitude] for the benefits that it has received from them, [will remain] friendly to them for all future time; and they shall act . . . messengers with Demetrios . . . join in rejoicing at his [good fortune. The generals shall take care along with] the council that the embassies [to the kings are sent out] as soon as possible, [and that they are given] travelling expenses. [The money for the] crowns [shall come] from [public funds].

{ Next to two statues, with inscriptions 350 and 351 }

inscription 350

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