Honours for Philippides of Paiania

IG II3 1 857 Date: 293/2 BC
In the archonship of Olympiodoros (293/2), when Epikouros son of Epiteles of Rhamnous was recorder (anagrapheōs), in the tenth prytany, of PandionisV, on the old and new day (henei kai neai) of Mounichion, the first of the prytany. Assembly. Of the presiding (5) committee Nikoboulos son of Nikias of Phrearrhioi was putting to the vote and his fellow presiding committee members. The People decided. Stratokles son of Euthydemos of Diomeia[1] proposed: since the ancestors of Philippides were ever good men to the Athenian People and at all opportunities (10) proved their good will and love of honour (philotimian), and they provided many and great services for the People, and they spent much money on the voluntary contributions (tas epidoseis) and trierarchies and theatrical sponsorships (chorēgias) and the other liturgies from their own resources, to which tripods and (15) other dedications in the sanctuaries of the city still stand as memorials (hupomnēmata); and they performed many fine (kalas) and glorious generalships both on land and sea; and Philippides himself, rating highly in his turn the duty arising from his ancestors’ service to (20) the People, has ever proven his good will and love of honour (philotimian) in public subscriptions (tais epidosesin) and trierarchies and theatrical sponsorships (chorēgiais) and all the other liturgies and honour-loving acts (philotimiais); and when he was elected general in charge of the fleet he served (25) well and in the interests of the People; and as king[2] he has sacrificed all the sacrifices, as many as were his concern, on behalf of the city piously and according to ancestral custom; and all the other duties which the laws require of him in his office he has taken care of well and (30) incorruptibly (adōrodokētōs); and chosen as competition director (agōnothetēs) he has put on all the competitions for the gods well and with love of honour (philotimōs), and all the other duties to which the People or the Council have elected him he has taken care of justly; and he has served on successful (kalas) embassies in the (35) interests of the People; and he has offered himself as a champion (agōnistēn) for the interests of the fatherland at every opportunity, the People shall decide: to praise Philippides son of Philomelos of Paiania both for his [ancestors' and his own?] excellence and love of honour (philotimias) (40) towards the People, and to crown him with a gold crown . . . , and to announce the crown at the city Dionysia and the Demetrieia at the tragedy competition; and the [competition director (agōnothetēn) or games directors (athlothetas)] shall take care of the announcement; and the People shall stand a (45) [bronze statue of him in the Agora]; and he and the eldest of his descendants at the time shall have dining rights (sitēsin) in the city hall (prutaneiōi) and a front row seat at all competitions which the city puts on; and the recorder shall inscribe this decree on stone stelai and stand one on the acropolis, (50) the other next to his statue; and Philippides shall be permitted to inscribe in addition on the stelai the benefactions, [public subscriptions], trierarchies and the other liturgies performed by his ancestors and by himself; and the administrator (ton epi tēi dioikēsei) shall allocate (55) the expenditure for the making of the crown and the statue and the inscription of the stelai.