Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 539


Greek text:   FD_3.2.86
Date:     204 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription was dated to c. 216/5 by Dittenberger. The exact year of Lattamos as general of the Aetolian League is far from certain, but it is now thought to be somewhat later than that; see J.D.Sosin, "Magnesian Inviolability", page 375 ( PDF ). At any rate, it is clear that by this time the Aetolian League had grown to include some parts of Thessaly; their list of representatives here includes men from the Thessalian cities of Thaumakoi and Pharsalos.

[A] Gods. When Lattamos was general, and . . . was archon [at Delphi . . . with the following men acting as hieromnemones]:

It was resolved by the Amphictyons: since Eudamos of Athens, the son of Apollonios, while he has been at Delphi, has performed the traditional sacrifices in a fine and honourable manner, paying great attention to piety towards the divinity; and he has taken care of other matters in accordance with the laws and decrees of the Amphictyons; and he has performed his duties during his residence with the other hieromnemones in a manner worthy of the god and the city; therefore so that the council of the Amphictyons may be seen to assign worthy rewards to its benefactors, it is resolved to honour the city of Athens, for sending him here, and Eudamos of Athens himself, the son of Apollonios, and to crown him with a golden crown on account of his goodwill and honourable conduct towards the council of the Amphictyons; and to announce the award of the crown at Delphi during the Soteria and at Athens in the theatre during the Dionysia, saying that the Amphictyons crown Eudamos [of Athens], the son of Apollonios, [with a golden crown on account of his virtue, his piety] and his goodwill towards the council of the Amphictyons; and to grant to him security, inviolability from all threats, [priority in receiving justice], freedom from taxes, privileges seating at all [the games that] are held by the Amphictyons, and all the other privileges which are granted to benefactors of the the god and the council [of the Amphictyons]. These rights shall be preserved [for himself and his descendants . . . and the secretary of [the Amphictyons shall] [inscribe this decree in the temple of Apollo].

[B] The Delphians have granted to Eudamos of Athens, the son of Apollonios, from the deme of Anakaia and the Hippothontis tribe, both for himself and for his descendants, proxeny, priority in access to the oracle, privileged seating, priority in receiving justice, inviolability, freedom from all taxes, and the other rights which are granted to other proxenoi and benefactors. When . . . was archon, and the councillors were . . ., Andronikos, Herakon and . . .

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