Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 493


Greek text:   IG_11.4.1055
Date:     230-220 B.C.
Tags:     corn_supply
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription was found on the island of Delos, where there was an important grain market; see A.Bresson, "The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy", pp.386-7 ( Google Books ).


The archons proposed, and the council recommended to the people: since Athenodoros of Rhodes, the son of Peisagoras, has continually shown goodwill towards the people, and has provided assistance both privately to whoever of the citizens needed it, and publicly to the city, and has eagerly co-operated in every matter with the corn-buyers sent by the city to Delos and lent them money without interest and enabled them to complete the corn-buying as quickly as possible, attaching greater importance to helping the city than to his private profit; therefore so that all may recognise that the people of Histiaia knows how to honour its benefactors, and so that more men may strive to act for the benefit of the city, seeing that those who are worthy are duly honoured, with good fortune it is resolved by the city to honour Athenodoros of Rhodes, the son of Peisagoras, for his goodwill towards the city, and to crown him with an olive wreath, on account of his virtue and his goodwill towards the people of Histiaia; and to proclaim the award of the crown in the procession of the Antigoneia; and the agonothete shall take care of the proclamation; and to grant citizenship to him and his descendants according to the law, with access to the council and the people, second only after sacred matters; and to inscribe this decree on a stone stele and to place it in the temple of Dionysos in our city and in the temple of Apollo at Delos, requesting a place for it from the state of Delos; and the presiding treasurer shall allocate money to pay for the inscription.

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