Honours for Ephesians

IG II3 1 1215 Date: Ca. 210 BC
. . . . . . [sent from Ephesos as?] official visitors (theōroi) . . . they resided [in Athens] well and [worthily of the Ephesian People], the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee allotted to preside at the forthcoming Assembly shall place these matters (5) on the agenda, and submit the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to praise the Ephesian People[1] and crown [it with a gold crown according to the law for its good will] and love of honour towards the Athenian People, and to announce this crown at the tragedies of the City Dionysia in the new competition; and the generals (10) and the treasurer of the military fund shall take care of the making and announcement of the crown; and to praise those sent out [as official visitors (theōrous)], Apollophanes son of -atos, Iason son of -, and crown each of them with a myrtle crown;[2] [and they shall also have citizenship] and be inscribed in the tribe and deme and phratry (15) that they wish; and to invite them to hospitality in the city hall tomorrow; in order, therefore, that the people may also be seen to be ever mindful of benefactions to itself in previous times and to render worthy thanks for each, the Ephesians shall also have the citizenship from the People and, having been scrutinised, may be enrolled in the tribe and deme and (20) phratry which each of them chooses; and the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it by the Eleusinion (pros tōi Eleusiniōi);[2] and the treasurer of the military fund shall allocate for [inscribing and setting up?] the stele the amount accrued. Traces of crowns