Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 549


Greek text:   Sylloge_549
Date:     c. 213/2 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The date of Anaxandridas as archon of Delphi has been the subject of some debate. A date close to 213/2 B.C. was suggested by F.Lefèvre, "La chronologie du IIIe siècle à Delphes, d'après les actes amphictioniques 280-200", page 199 ( Persée ). In the context of the history of Sardis, a date of c.225 B.C. seems more probable; see P.Gauthier, "Nouvelles inscriptions de Sardes II", pp.143-150 ( Google Books ), and S.Sherwin-White & A.Kuhrt, "From Samarkhand to Sardis", page 181 ( Google Books ).

The Delphians have granted to Matrophanes of Sardis, the son of Menekrates, both for himself and for his descendants, the status of proxenos, priority in access to the oracle, privileged seating, priority in receiving justice, inviolability, freedom from taxes, the status of theorodokos at the Pythian and Soteria games, and the other rights that are granted to other proxenoi and benefactors. When Anaxandridas was archon and the councillors were Hippon, Mnasitheos, Nikias, Polyon and Ateisidas.

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