Citizenship for Python

IG II3 1 961 Date: 286–262 BC
. . . trace . . . within his power; [in order therefore that there may be incentive (ephamillon) among everyone] to make themselves useful, knowing (5) that they will be honoured by the People, for good fortune, the Council shall decide: that the presiding committee (proedrous) allotted to preside at the next Assembly shall put the matter on the agenda and submit the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the (10) Council to praise Python son of Demeas of – and crown him with a gold crown according to the law for his good will and love of honour (philotimias) for the Council and People; and he shall be Athenian, he and his descendants, and it shall be possible for him (15) to enrol in the tribe and deme and phratry that he wishes; and the secretary of the People shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it on the acropolis; and [for the inscription of the] [stele the board of administrators (tous epi tēi dioikēsei) shall allocate the] (20) [expenditure accrued ...]