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Citizenship

IG II3 1 964 Date: 286–262 BC
 
. . . letter traces in order therefore that the Council and People may be seen to honour those [who show love of honour (philotimoumenous)] towards it, and there may be incentive (ephamillon) for all to be benefactors of the People knowing (5) that they will be honoured, for good fortune, the Council shall decide: that the presiding committee (proedrous) allotted to preside in the People at the coming Assembly, when the days set by the law pass, shall put the matter on the agenda and submit the opinion of the (10) Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to praise . . . and to crown him with a gold crown according to the law for the . . . and love of honour (philotimias) that he has for the Athenian People; and he shall be Athenian, and (15) his descendants . . . he shall enrol in the tribe and deme and phratry that he wishes according to the law; and the prytany shall put the vote about him to the People at the next Assembly; [and the court presidents (thesmothetas) shall submit] (20) for him the scrutiny (dokimasian) of the award to the courts according to the law; and the prytany secretary shall [inscribe this decree and stand it] [on the] acropolis; [and for the inscription of the stele] [the board of administrators (tous epi tēi dioikēsei) shall allocate the expenditure] [accrued.]