Proxeny decree for Nikeratos of Alexandria

IG II3 1 1374 Date: Ca. 180
. . . . . . -ios proposed: since Nikeratos of Alexandria[1] is well-disposed (eunous) towards the People of the Athenians and makes himself useful individually to those of the citizens that meet him, and it so happens that he is esteemed (timōmenos) by Ptolemaios, the general at Cyprus,[2] and it is also reported that (5) he will maintain the same preference in the future, and those of the citizens who have met him in Cyprus have testified to this; in order therefore that all may know that the People of the Athenians are continually grateful to those who display love of honour (philotimoumenois) towards them, for good fortune, the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee allotted to preside at the (10) forthcoming Assembly shall put these matters on the agenda, and submit the opinion of the Council to the People that it seems good to the Council to praise Nikeratos son of Nikeratos of Alexandria and crown him with a foliage crown for his good will (eunoias) and his love of honour (philotimias) towards the People of the Athenians; and he shall be proxenos and (15) benefactor of the People of the Athenians, and in the future, on maintaining the same preference towards the People, he shall also obtain other benefits, whatever he may be deemed worthy of; and so that there may be a reminder for him of his good will towards the People, the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it in the (20) precinct (temenei) of the People and the Graces;[3] and for the inscribing of the stele and the setting up the treasurer shall allocate the expense accrued.
The Council, the People (crown) (25) Nikeratos son of Nikeratos of Alexandria.