IG II(2) 493a: Honors for Nikon of Abydos

The following translation was made by Zoe Thierfelder as part of an ancient Greek course at The Lawrenceville School in 2019. It was reviewed by Krateros Project Manager Aaron Hershkowitz and Krateros Project Director Angelos Chaniotis.

In the archonship of Leostratos in the 
Twelfth presidency held by the tribe Aiantis,
In which Diophontos son of Dionysodoros 
From Phegous was secretary;
on the 21st day of Skirophorion, and
The 23rd day of the prytany; 
The principal assembly; of the presidents, 
Deximbrotos son of Arkesilos from Paiania 
And the co-presidents brought a vote;
the people resolved; Kallias son of Lysimachos 
From Hermos submitted the proposal. Whereas
Nikon from Abydos at all times
is continually benevolent towards the people of the Athenians
And does good service to those
of the Athenians arriving at Abydos both in private
and in public business, doing good however he is able 
On behalf of the polis, and in the previous war, 
He saved many of the citizens from the naval battle
And giving them provisions he sent them (back)
To the city; may it seem good to the 
People to praise Nikon son of
Nikostratos from Abydos on account of his virtue
And on account of his favor toward the people
Of the Athenians and to wreath him with a crown
Of gold costing [..] drachmas

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