Honours for Alex-, a courtier of king Ptolemy VIG II3 1 1278 Date: 188/7 BC
In the archonship of Symmachos (188/7), in the - prytany, of - , for which Archikles son of Theodoros of ThorikosVI was secretary. On the tenth of - , the eighteenth of the prytany. Principal Assembly in the theatre. Of the presiding committee Lakrates son of Mentor of Perithoidai was putting to the vote, and his fellow presiding committee members. The People decided. Demetrios son of Kteson of (5) Probalinthos proposed: since Alex- , honoured by king Ptolemy and of great distinction, is well disposed towards the People collectively, and individually is always responsible for some benefit for citizens coming to Alexandria and Cyrene . . . and several people have testified for him about this; in order, therefore, that the People is also seen to render worthy thanks to those who display love of honour (philotimoumenois) towards them and (10) . . . for good fortune, the People shall decide: to praise Alex- . . . and crown him with a gold crown in accordance with the law for his good will towards the People of the Athenians and king Ptolemy, and to announce the crown at the tragedies of the City Dionysia in the new competition and the Panathenaia, Eleusinia and Ptolemaia at the gymnastic competitions. (15) The generals shall take care of the announcement of the crown, and it shall be permitted to Alex- , on showing goodwill also in the future, to obtain other benefits from the People, whatever he may be deemed worthy of; and in order that there may be a reminder of what has happened, . . . the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it on the acropolis; [and for the (20) inscribing and the setting up?] of the stele the treasurer of the military fund shall allocate the expense accrued. . . .