Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 772


Greek text:   FD_3.2.67
Date:     26/5 B.C.
Tags:     poets+musicians
Format:   see key to translations

Thrasykles contributed to the continuation of Athenian religious and cultural life in the first few years after the battle of Actium. As hieromnemon he participated in the first of the new dodekaïs processions ( see Syll_773 ); and this inscription shows that new tragedies were still being performed in Athens - probably at the City Dionysia.

When Architimos was archon at Athens; honours for Thrasykles Lakiades of Athens, the son of Archikles.

. . . Since Thrasykles of Athens, son of Archikles, [the hieromnemon], when he was staying in our city, performed the sacrifices on behalf of the people of Athens in accordance with ancestral custom; and he conducted himself during his residence in a fine and seemly manner; and when the Pythian games were being held, he gave pious and just decisions; and he happens to be kindly disposed towards our city; and when he competed in his own homeland with a new tragedy, and won the prize, he assigned the crown to our people; therefore with good fortune it is resolves by the city of Delphi to praise Thrasykles of Athens, son of Archikles, the hieromnemon, and that the city shall grant to him, both for himself and for his descendants, proxeny, priority in consulting the oracle, priority in receiving justice, inviolability, freedom from taxation, the right to own land and buildings, privileged seating at all the games that the city holds, and the other privileges that the other proxenoi and benefactors have. This decree shall be inscribed in the temple of Pythian Apollo. When Antigenes so Archias was archon, and the members of [the council] were Philleas son of Damenes and Athanion son of Kleoxenidas, in the month of Herakleion.

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