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Honours for Receivers of Official Visitors ( theorodokoi ) and Decree of Gonnoi [edit]

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Decree 1 (Gonnoi) The city of Gonnoi decided: to choose a Receiver of official visitors (theōrodokon) in accordance with the decree which the official visitors (theōroi) of the Athenians have brought, Sosigenes and Archeptolemos, (5) and to inscribe the decree on a stone stele and place it in the sanctuary of Athena. Nikaios son of Aristokrates volunteered to be appointed Receiver of official visitors. Approved as valid. Decree 2 (Athens) Eukles son of Eukles (10)of Potamos proposed: since certain Receivers of official visitors, in receiving the bearers of the truce (spondophorous) sent out by the city, have made manifest their good will and humanity (philanthrōpian) towards the People, (15) and it befits the People not to fall short as regards honour and thanks towards those who choose to benefit the People, for good fortune, the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee (20) allotted to preside at the forthcoming Assembly shall place these matters on the agenda, and submit the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council (25) that as many as happen to be Receivers of official visitors in the cities which accept the truce, for the Eleusinia and the Panathenaia and the Mysteries, that they should (30) now be proxenoi of the Athenian People; and be permitted, on showing love of honour (philotimoumenois) to the city, to obtain other benefits from the People, whatever (35) they may be deemed to be worthy of; and the bearers of the truce, when they have announced the Eleusinia and the Panathenaia and the Mysteries, shall supply to the Metroon in their report (40) the names of the Receivers of official visitors, and their father's names, when they make their return of the cities who have accepted the truce. So that, these things coming to pass, those who are disposed (45) to be honour-loving towards the city shall be apparent, and the People may be seen to be . . .
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