Rhamnous honours Dikaiarchos of ThriaI Rhamnous 17 Date: 235/4 BC
In the archonship of Ekphantos (235/4). The Rhamnousians decided. Elpinikos son of Mnesippos of Rhamnous proposed: since Dikaiarchos in taking over his father's friendship for the Athenian People and the community (koinon) of those stationed at Rhamnous is maintaining (diaphulattei) this friendship, (5) and when appointed with his father Apollonios by king Antigonos to be in charge of the guarding of the fort, managed well and with love of honour (philotimōs) both the guarding of the fort and those living in it, presenting both himself as well-disciplined (eutakton) and the soldiers under his father's command, and because of (10) this the Rhamnousians and the Athenians living in the fort crowned both of them with a gold crown according to the law; and in the same way when his father was in charge at Eleusis he was praised and crowned by both the Eleusinians and the other Athenians living in the fort; and again when he was (15) appointed at Panakton he managed well and with distinction (endoxōs) both the guarding of the fort and the rest of the Attic countryside and now he has been stationed by king Demetrios in the citadel(?) (akrai) of Eretria he continues to be of good will to the Athenian People both collectively to all and individually to those who had moved their livestock (20) to safety because of the war, protecting and helping in whatever way anyone asks of him; and when the general Philokedes was present at Eretria he supported this man in advocating and securing the release and saving from prison of one of the citizens who had been condemned to death, demonstrating the good will which he has for (25) the citizens; and he announces that in the future he will be of service in whatever way he is asked, whether to the People collectively or any of the citizens individually; and he gave sacrificial victims (hiereia) for the sacrifice for the Nemesia and to the king from his own resources, at a time when the sacrifices were being omitted because of the war, so that the relations of the Rhamnousians with (30) the goddesses might be on a good footing, for good fortune, the Rhamnousians and all the other Athenians living in Rhamnous shall decide: to praise Dikaiarchos son of Apollonios of Thria for the excellence and good will which he continues to have for king Demetrios and for the Athenian People and for the (35) community (koinon) of those living at Rhamnous and to crown him with a gold crown according to the law; and the managers and the demarch (dēmarchon) of the Rhamnousians shall inscribe this decree on two stone stelai so that it may be a reminder for those wishing to benefit the community (koinon) of Rhamnousians and those living in the (40) fort, and stand one in the precinct of Dionysos, and the other in the Nemesion; and for the making of the stelai and the inscription of the deccree the treasurer of the Rhamnousians shall allocate the amount expended and account for it to the demesmen; and they shall choose from themselves five men who will carry out what has been decreed (45) forthwith. The following were chosen: Elpinikos son of Mnesippos, Lykeas son of Hierokles, Strombichos son of Kleodorides, Thrasymachos son of Antimachos, Lysitheos son of Diokles.
In crown The citizens living (50) in Rhamnous (crown) Dikaiarchos.