Decree of Athenian soldiers stationed at Eleusis, Panakton, and Phyle honouring TheophrastosI Eleusis 207 Date: ca. 216 BC
Gods. The Athenians stationed at Eleusis and Panakton and Phyle decided; since Theophrastos continues to be well disposed towards the Athenian People, and whatever posts (5)the People appoint him to he has carried out them [all] well and reputably; [and] having been elected as gymnasiarch for the [year] in which Antiphilos was archon (223/2), [he carried] out his responsibilities concerning the gymnasia in an orderly manner and in accordance with the laws and he put on the games, both the regular ones and those individual to (10)king Ptolemy, having established prizes for those young men who wanted to compete, loving honour (philotimoumenos) in accordance with the preference of the People for honouring the king; and having been elected as cavalry commander (hipparchos) for the year in which Menekrates was archon (219/8), he managed cavalry business, (15)providing feed for (the horses of) all cavalrymen, and in order that they might be equipped with the best possible arms, he made [a voluntary contribution (epidōsin)] of ten mina to the captains (lochagois) and he received the [Council] of six hundred and fifty, not at all lacking love of honour on his own account; and because of these things he was crowned both (20)by the Council and the People, and the cavalry; and having been appointed as general of the countryside [around Eleusis] for the year in which Kalli[machos] was archon (217/6), he [managed] both the defence and [fortification(?)] of the guard-posts in order that for the People there should be [preservation (sōtērian)] and for the . . . [well-being (eudaimonian)] . . . (25) . . . the public . . . . . . the year which he served as general the receptions . . . . . . he considered . . . . . . having come to . . . . . . since . . . (30) . . . safety . . . . . . . . . of the Athenian People . . . and . . . . . .