Decree of Kerykes and Eumolpidai honouring Philonides of LaodikeaI Eleusis 221 Date: ca. 180 BC?
. . . . . . traces . . . [and collaborated enthusiastically] with [the envoys sent] from the People to the kings, and for these things and the other benefactions which he has [continued to make to the People], the People honoured with the citizenship both him and his sons, (5) [Philonides and Dikaiarchos], and crowned him with a foliage crown and again with a gold crown, and set up (scil. a statue of him) in the precinct of the People and the Graces on his own recommendation; and in addition he rescued prisoners of war, displaying his great zeal in doing so, and when he came to the city with the elder of his sons, Philonides, the prytany introduced them to the People in the sacred business, and when he discoursed (10) concerning the good will which they have towards all Athenians, the People received them generously, thinking it right to invite them to the city hall to the common hearth [of the People; in order therefore that both] the Eumolpidai and Kerykes may be seen to honour him and his descendants [for their piety towards the genē] in matters relating to the god, and their love of honour (philotimoumenoi) [relating to those good men] sent out from among their own number, (15) for good fortune, the genē from which the truce-bearers (spondophoroi) are sent out shall decide, to praise [Philonides of Laodikea and his sons], Philonides and Dikaiarchos, and crown [each of them with the myrtle crown] with which they traditionally crown their benefactors; and it shall be possible for them and their descendants, on maintaining the same good-will towards the genē, to seek any other benefit of which it may be decided they are worthy. (20) And the archon of the genē shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele . . . . . . and account for the expenditure to the genē . . . . . .