Honours for Zenon, commander of the Ptolemaic fleetIG II3 1 863 Date: 286/5 BC
Gods. Of Zenon . . . In the archonship of Diokles (286/5), in the first prytany, of -is, for which Xenophon son of Nikeas (5) of HalaiIV was secretary. On the eleventh of Hekatombaion, the eleventh of the prytany. Assembly. Of the presiding committee Lysias son of Lysimachos of - was putting to the vote and his fellow presiding committee members. The Council and People decided. Epicharmos (10) son of Kallistratides of Kolonai proposed: since Zenon, put in command of the transport ships (aphraktōn) by king Ptolemaios, continues to be of good will to the People collectively and takes care individually of each Athenian with whom he comes (15) into contact, both saying and doing whatever good he can on behalf of the city, and takes care of the delivery of grain to the People so that it is delivered with maximum security, making common cause for the preservation (sōtēriai) of the People, for good fortune, (20) the Council shall decide: that the presiding committee (proedrous) allotted to preside in the People at the next Assembly shall put the matter on the agenda and submit the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council . . . . . .