Honours for the cavalry commander KomeasIG II3 1 884 Date: 281-279 BC
Decree 1 In the archonship of Telokles (280/79), in the tenth prytany, of AkamantisVII, for which - son of - of - was secretary. On the nineteenth of Mounichion, the twentieth of the prytany. Principal Assembly. Of the presiding committee Pyrgion son of Agatharchos of Lamptrai was putting to the vote and his fellow presiding committee members. The Council and People decided. Philippos son of Astygenes of Thymaitadai proposed: (5) since the Athenians living on Lemnos declare that Komeas, the cavalry commander (hipparchon) to Lemnos elected by the People, has taken care of Lemnos well and with love of honour (philotimōs) [according to the responsibilities of his office (tēn archēn)], and declare that he continues on all occasions to [show foresight (pronoian)], so that the cities might be [in harmony] with one another and the citizens amongst themselves, and live in peace both in city and country, and he has done all these things both incorruptibly (adōrodokētōs) (10) and worthily of the People; so, therefore, that the People may be seen to honour those who are honour-loving (philotimoumenous) towards it, for good fortune, the People shall decide: to praise Komeas son of Chaireas of Lamptrai for his good will and love of honour (philotimias) for the Athenian People and the People on Lemnos, and to crown him with a gold crown according the law; and the awards granted to him by those settled on the island shall be valid in Athens; and the secretary (15) of the People shall inscribe this decree and the awards on the acropolis and in the -; and for the inscribing the board of administrators (tous epi tei dioikēsei) shall allocate 50 (drachmas) from the (17) People’s fund for expenditure on decrees.
Decree 2 (17) K- son of Delphi- of - proposed: since . . . . . . the Athenian People . . . democracy . . . . . . when he arrived on Lemnos (20) . . . the generals . . . of the cavalry and the mounts (tōn anabaseōn) . . . he carried out the inspections in accordance [with the laws ...] from the cavalry with those present who . . . thinking that he he should not obstruct (enochlēsai) them but (25) . . . the cavalry to well ordered (eutaktōs) obedience to the commands . . . from the Athenian People and the People on Lemnos . . . to choose the best course in the accounting of money (arguriou logon) . . . the island in harmony and under democracy . . . in the interests of the People in Hephaistia; so (30) that all who will [serve as cavalry commanders (hipparchēsein)] for Lemnos in the future know that the People in Hephaistia understands how to honour those who show love of honour towards them, for good fortune, the People of Hephaistia shall decide: to praise Komeas son of Chaireas of Lamptrai and crown him with a gold crown according to the law for his excellence and good will for the People of Hephaistia; and he and the eldest of his descendants at the time shall have dining privileges (sitēsin) in the city hall (prutaneiōi) and a front row seat (35) at all competitions of the city, when he has submitted his accounts and the Athenian People confirms what has been voted; and they shall elect [three] men from all the Athenians who [will take care of the announcement of the crown]; and such things as the People in Hephaistia have voted for him, the secretary of the People shall inscribe on a stone stele and stand next to . . .
Decree 3 . . . [proposed]: since the [ambassadors despatched?] by king Seleukos (40) . . . Komeas [appointed] ambassador by the People . . . . . . of the Athenians free . . . . . . -self and the People . . . . . . elected . . . . . . cities both . . . (45) . . . to one another . . . . . .