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Honours for Adrastos [edit]

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[...] [because of] his generosity to the People, behaving with goodwill for the common interest in all things, having continuously provided everything that was deserving of honour. In return for which the People gave and decreed for him burial and funerary rites in the city, in the public ergasteria opposite the Council-chamber, returning his goodwill as stated in the decree. Now, when the Council was discussing these matters, Adrastos came forward, being on this occasion too concerned for his native city and, unwilling that the income of the city should be reduced, but preferring what was helpful for the city, thought it proper that the place of the tomb should be relocated in ?his own ergasteria; it was decided by the Council and the People that, while the original decree of a tomb should stand, he should be allowed to prepare the Heroon in his own ergasteria.
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