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Honours for a cavalry commander

IG II3 1 1281 Date: 187/6 BC
 
Decree 1 . . . for good fortune, the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee allotted for the forthcoming Assembly shall put this matter on the agenda and submit the opinion of the Council to the People that it seems good to the Council to praise the cavalry commander who was in office (hipparchēsanta) in the archonship of Symmachos (188/7) . . . and crown him with a gold crown according to the law for the [excellence (aretēs) and love of honour (philotimias)] that he continues to show (5) towards the Council and the People of the Athenians;[1] and to proclaim the crown during the tragedies at the City Dionysia in the new competition and at the Panathenaia and the Eleusinia and the Ptolemaia during the gymnastic contests. The generals and the treasurer of the military fund are to take care of the production of the crown and the announcements. It will also be possible for him in future, if he continues in his present course of action, to receive honour appropriate to his benefactions; [and in order that] . . . (10) to the People may be clear to all, the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and place it by the Herms.[2] [The treasurer of the military fund] shall defray the accrued costs of making, inscribing and setting up the stele.
Decree 2 In the archonship of Theoxenos (187/6), on the - of Hekatombaion . . . The cavalry decided. Kichesias son of Leon of Aixone[3] proposed: since . . . who was cavalry commander (15) in the archonship of Symmachos (188/7) [reports] . . . entry sacrifices ([eisitē]tēria)[4] according to the laws and having received [the Council of six hundred and in other respects exercised his office well?] and with love of honour (philotimōs) during the whole year in accordance with [both the laws and the decrees of the People], and headed the cavalry contingent . . . so that he made himself useful to the People . . . (20) commands and made a demonstration of . . . that they gained experience of the countryside, if ever any necessity . . . he led them out many times into the countryside . . . them all and he sacrificed with them oxen to the god . . . omitting nothing, and when the Nemesia took place[5] . . . (25) [put them] on watches (?) (ephēdreusen), considering the common . . . received or welcomed them, and also took care of the register (katalogēs) . . . by the People, registering them correctly, and considered . . . he also carried out the valuations of the horses with . . . according to the laws of the People and the decree of the cavalry (?) ([hi]ppeōn) . . . (30) scrutiny (dokimasias) with the Council, so that . . . should be - according to the . . . the cavalry, and continued also in the scrutinies . . . . . . [so that ...] should be - and the cavalry . . . . . . and of the watch duties (ephedreiōn) . . . . . . the cavalry . . . lines missing (35) . . . [that the cavalry shall decide, to praise ... who was cavalry commander] in the archonship of Symmachos (188/7) [and crown him with a gold crown for the excellence (aretēs) and] good will [which he continues to show towards the cavalry and the Athenian People, and to stand] a bronze statue [of him] . . . and the putting up . . . (40) at the [competition] of the Hermaia (Hermaiōn tōi a-)[6] . . . the cavalry headquarters (hipparcheiōi); and so that there may be a reminder . . . [the secretaries of the cavalry commanders] shall inscribe this decree [on a stone stele and stand it] in the court (aulēi) of the[7] . . . the expense accrued . . . (45) shall choose . . . of the cavalry . . .
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The Council, The People (crown) the cavalry commander . . .
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