Honours for Phaidros of Sphettos

IG II3 1 985 Date: 259/8 BC(?)
 
Decree 1 . . . letter traces . . . he besieged the . . . that were in the alliance of the enemy; and Thymochares his son, the father of Phaidros, when elected (5) general of the fleet (epi to nautikon) by the People sailed on the ships which the People [[erased]][1] he sent them with them to Asia, and he joined in the fighting of the war in Cyprus and captured Hagnon of Teos and the ships that were with him; and in the archonship of Praxiboulos (315/4), (10) when Glauketes had captured Kythnos and had brought down the ships from there, he (Thymochares) captured the city and Glauketes himself and the ships with him, and made it safe for those sailing the sea; and when Kassandros was besieging Oreos and he (Thymochares) was despatched as (15) general of the city's ships, he obtained through negotiation (pareitēsato) for those sailing on the ships that the Athenians alone of the allies were free from the works to do with the siege; and Phaidros himself has continued to have the same (20) preference (hairesin) as his ancestors, presenting himself as worthy of the good will of the People; and in the archonship of Nikias (296/5) when he was elected by the People twice[2] general in charge of equipment (epi tēn paraskeuēn) he managed everything which was required well and with love of honour (philotimōs); and when he was elected (general) of the countryside (epi tēn chōran) (25) several times, and being (general) of the mercenaries (epi tous xenous) three times, he exerted himself to the full, so that the soldiers were fitted out (kataskeusmenoi) as well as possible and able to fulfil the needs of the People; and when he went as ambassador to the elder king Ptolemy he brought back grain and money (30) for the People; and when elected by the People general in charge of the hoplites for the year of the archonship of Kimon (288/7) he continued to strive (agōnizomenos) for the common preservation (sōtērias), and when difficult times beset the city he safe- guarded the peace in the countryside always revealing himself in the best (35) light, and he was responsible for bringing in the grain and other crops from the countryside, having advised (sumbouleusas) the People to conclude [[ . . . erased . . . ]],[3] [[ erased ]], and he handed over the city free, democratic (dēmokratoumenēn) and autonomous and under the rule of law (tous nomous kurious) to those after (40) him [[ . . . erased . . . ]] [[ . . . erased . . . ]]; he continued to speak and do what good he could for the People [[ . . . erased . . . ]] [[ . . . erased . . . ]] [[ erased ]] elected first hoplite general by the (45) People for the year of the archonship of Xenophon (287/6)[4] he continued to do everything in accordance with the laws and the decrees of the Council and People; [[ . . . erased . . . ]] [[ . . . erased . . . ]] [[ . . . erased . . . ]] (50) [[ . . . erased . . . ]] [[ . . . erased . . . ]] [[ . . . erased . . . ]] and when he was elected competition director (agōnothetēs) by the People in the archonship of Nikias (282/1) he managed the sacrifices so that all would (55) be completed according to tradition and the games would take place as well as possible and worthy of the love of honour (philotimias) of the People, and later when his son Thymochares was elected competition director (agōnothetou) for the year of the archonship of Euboulos (274/3)[5] he shared also in managing all these things, demonstrating in all things (60) the manifest good will that he has for the People; and he performed all the other liturgies with love of honour (philotimōs), and as many public subscriptions (epidoseis) as took place on the part of the People he took part in all; and for all these things he has been crowned by the Council and People; in order therefore that (65) the People may be seen to honour the good men who are worthy of remembrance, for good fortune, the Council shall decide: that the presiding committee (proedrous) allotted to preside in the People, when the days set by the law pass, shall put the matter on the agenda (70) and submit the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to praise Phaidros son of Thymochares of Sphettos and crown him with a gold crown according to the law for the excellence and good will that he continues to have for the Athenian (75) People; and to proclaim the crown at the new tragedy competition of the Great Dionysia and at the athletic contest of the Great Panathenaia; and the administrator (ton epi tei dioikēsei) shall manage the making of the crown and the (80) announcement; and the People shall stand a bronze statue of him in the Agora, and he and the eldest of his descendants at the time shall have have meals (sitēsin) in the city hall (em prutaneiōi), and he shall have a front row seat at all the competitions that the city puts on; and the People shall elect (85) forthwith three men from the Athenians who will manage both the making of the statue and its erection; and the the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it next to the statue; (90) and for the inscription of the stele the administrator (ton epi tei dioikēsei) shall allocate the expenditure accrued.
Decree 2 Lyandros son of Lysiades of Anaphlystos[6] proposed: for good fortune, the People shall decide: to do all the other things concerning the award that Phaidros (95) has requested according to the earlier decree that Lyandros[6] proposed, and that the court presidents (thesmothetas) shall submit for him the scrutiny (dokimasian) of the award to the court according to the law. For the erection of the statue the following were elected: Thymochares (100) of Sphettos,[7] Menon of Acharnai,[8] Straton of Sphettos.
In crown The Council. The People.