Honours for Xenokrates of ChiosIG II3 1 1004 Date: 250/49 BC
In the archonship of Polyeuktos (250/49), in the fourth prytany, of AntigonisI, for which Chairephon son of Archestratos of KephaleVII was secretary. On the [sixteenth] of Pyanopsion, the sixteenth of the prytany. Principal Assembly. Of the presiding committee - (5) son of - of - was putting to the vote and his fellow presiding committee members. The Council and People decided. - son of - of - proposed: since Xenokrates son of - of Chios has been of service [in past time] [both collectively to the People and individually to those Athenians] in need of it, (10) [making himself of good use on every occasion] in whatever way one [asks of him, and] coming in contact [with many of the citizens] two fragmentary lines unknown number of lines lost two fragmentary lines . . . ; [and wishing to co-operate (sunergein)] in making the grain purchase for the People happen [as quickly and as successfully] as possible, he took on board [his trireme] Pamphilos and Philippos who wished [to sail to -], and the [grain purchasers (sitōnas)] (20) [name] and Antiphon (who wished to sail) to Syracuse, and set them down [as quickly as possible] in the cities where each [wished to sail]; and when . . . slaves (sōmatōn) of Theomnestos had run away and he discovered them in Chios, he sent them back to their master, paying [from his own resources] for this; and similarly when Te- . . . (25) was at a loss when two of his slaves had run away [from Chios] after seizing his silver and . . . , because he was at the end of his trip and about [to return] home, he (Xenokrates) sent with him slaves of his own and [gave him the] [travelling money (ephodion)] he needed and set him down in [his fatherland (patrida)]; (30) and later when he searched out (Teisias') slaves and . . . , [he charged (elogisato) him] neither the freight cost (naulon) nor any expense or [interest] whatever; and for all matters for which he was [responsible he rendered accounts (apolelogistai)] of his activities to the Council; further he declares that [in the future] he will be of service to the [Athenian city and will present] (35) himself [as useful] . . . . . . eager . . . . . .