Honours for commanders of tribal regiments (taxiarchoi)

IG II3 1 897 Date: 275/4 BC
In the archonship of Olbios (275/4), in the twelfth prytany, of LeontisVI, for which Kydias son of Timonides of EuonymonIII was secretary. On the new and old day (henei kai neai) of Skirophorion, the twenty-ninth of the prytany. Assembly. Of the presiding committee Aischines (5) son of Antikrates of Phaleron was putting to the vote and his fellow presiding committee members. The Council and People decided. Leon son of Kichesias of Aixone proposed: since the commanders of tribal regiments (taxiarchoi) of the archonship of Olbios (275/4) conducted their office well and according to the laws and have made as many of the sacrifices which they were meant to with the generals, all (10) from their own resources, on behalf of the Council and People, and managed . . . each for his own tribal unit (taxeōs), so that they (the soldiers) might turn out equipped with arms as well as possible to their inspections and guard duties, and they continued in all (15) other ways to obey the generals in accordance with the laws; so that those about to conduct this office might strive to serve with love of honour (philotimōs) and justly, for good fortune, the Council shall decide: that [the presiding committee (proedrous)] allotted to preside in the People at the forthcoming (20) 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 to praise the tribal regiment commanders (taxiarchous) of the archonship of Olbios (275/4) and to crown them with a gold crown according to the law for their excellence and [manly virtue (andragathias)] towards the Council (25) and Athenian People; and they shall have front row seats at all competitions that the city puts on; and the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it . . . . . . ; and for inscribing [the board of administrators (tous epi tei dioikēsei) shall give] (30) the expenditure accrued.