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Honors (frag.) by a Group of Macedonians for a Benefactor (332-330 BCE) Sebennytos - Delta region

Sebennytos (Delta region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 332-330 BCE
SB I 1106 = A.H. Sayce, "Greek Inscriptions from Egypt," PSBA 26 (1904), 91 (no. 3) = SEG 34 (1984), no. 1605 = PHI 220302 = AGRW ID# 15224


Slab of granite found at Samanud.

(missing lines) . . . chief of the Council (archibouleutes), priest of the king, and founder of the place. The Macedonians from the gymnasium of Herakles–both the leaders and those set over the divisions–and those who taste the symposium (hoi synposion geuomenoi) honored him from their own resources on account of his benevolence.

Translation by: Ascough

[— — —] το․․․ου․․․․καὶ ἀρχιβουλευτὴν | καὶ ἱερέα τοῦ βασιλέως καὶ κτίστην τοῦ τόπου | οἱ ἐκ τοῦ γυμνασίου τοῦ Ἡρακλείου Μακεδόνες || καὶ ἡγεμόνες καὶ ἐπὶ στάσεων καὶ οἱ συνπόσιον | γευόμενοι φιλαγαθίας ἕνεκεν τῆς εἰς ἑαυτούς.

Item added: March 9, 2014
Item modified: January 22, 2016
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