Rhamnous honours the general Epichares of IkarionAIO 823 Date: 269/8 BC
Gods. Nikostratos son of Epiteles of Rhamnous proposed: since Epichares when elected cavalry commander (hipparchos) in the archonship of Lysitheides (272/1), after carrying out the cavalry management well and according to the laws, was crowned both by the Council and the People and by the cavalry; and again (5) in the archonship of Peithidemos (269/8) when the People elected him general and assigned him command of the coastal territory, in carrying out his guarding duties well and with love of honour (philotimōs) he both saved the fort for the People when war broke out and brought in the grain and the arboreal produce for a distance of thirty stades, with an encampment in the countryside, stationing hidden agents (kruptous) at the lookouts (skopias) (10) while he himself took up his post alongside the soldiers, so that the harvest (sugkomidē) of the produce might be carried out safely for the farmers; and he pruned (te[tm]ēken) the vines as far as he [controlled (kurieuōn)] the countryside; and from his own resources he constructed a stoa so that if needed all might keep watch (parakoitōsi) and help might readily be available if necessary; and he has built a pair of watch-houses and supplied dogs in addition to those already there, donating (15) their feed himself, so that the guard might be greater; and he has made a headquarters (stratēgion), after constructing (kataskeuasas) the sanctuary [of Arsinoe?], so that she might be held in honour and be heeded well and in piety by the [demesmen]; and he brought in 500 medimnoi of wheat (purōn) and 500 of barley, himself covering in advance the costs, and he distributed it to the citizens and the soldiers at the official price; and he arranged on behalf of the existing prisoners (20) so that in exchange for one hundred and twenty drachmas they were restored to safety through the herald, and no citizen was taken away and no slaves were liquidated (aphanizētai); and he punished those guiding the raiders (peiratais) into the countryside, after catching and trying (exetasas) them, being from the city, in a way that they deserved for what they did; and for the soldiers who arrived from Patroklos to help, he prepared both shelters so that they had sufficient (25) . . . putting no-one in the quarters of the citizens nor of the . . . and he made arrangements for the citizens so that the - was given . . . nothing be lacking for the soldiers . . . . . .
. . . . . . for their excellence . . . . . . of the Rhamnousians and . . . . . . for the generals . . . . . . management . . . . . . . . .
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. . . In crown? [the general] Epichares son of Pol- of Ikarion
. . . . . . . . . and individually . . . . . . to those stationed . . . . . . Epichares . . . . . .