Citizenship for King AudoleonIG II3 1 871 Date: 285/4 BC
In the archonship of Diotimos (285/4), in the twelfth prytany, of PandionisV, for which Lysistratos son of Aristomachos of PaianiaV was secretary. (5) On the twenty-fifth (hektei met' eikadas) of Skirophorion, the twenty-fifth of the prytany. Assembly. Of the presiding committee Philomelos son of Philomelos of Halai was putting to the vote and his fellow presiding committee members. (10) The People decided. Simonides son of Hegemon of Hagnous proposed: since Audoleon king of the Paionians both from earlier times has been of good will to the Athenian People, (15) being of service and joining the effort (sunergōn) for the freedom of the city, and when the People delivered the town, on learning this he was delighted at the success that had occurred, (20) considering that the preservation (sōtērian) of the city was as one with his own, and he is of service both individually to Athenians spending time with him and those arriving (25) in the country; and he has given a gift of grain to the People of 7500 medimnoi from Macedonia at his own expense, having delivered it to the (30) harbours of the city; and further he announces that in the future he will be of service by joining the effort (sunergōn) for the deliverance of the Piraeus and the freedom of the city, (35) for good fortune, the People shall decide: to praise king Audoleon son of Patraos of Paionia for his excellence and good will for the Athenian People and to crown (40) him with a gold crown, and to announce the crown at the tragedy competition of the Great Dionysia; and the board of administrators (tous epi tei dioikēsei) shall manage the making of the (45) crown and the announcement; and he shall be Athenian, and his descendants, and it shall be possible for him to enrol in the tribe and deme and phratry that he wishes; (50) and the prytany that is allotted to preside next shall put the vote about him at the next Assembly, and the court presidents (thesmothetas) shall bring for him (55) the scrutiny (dokimasian) of the award to the court whenever it is possible; and they shall stand a bronze statue of him on a horse in the Agora; and the board of administrators (tous epi tēi dioikēsei) shall manage (60) the making and the setting up . . .