Decree of the cavalry honouring their commanders

SEG 21.525 Date: 282/1 BC
Dromokles son of Arkesas of Oa proposed: since the cavalry commanders (hipparchoi) and the tribal commanders of cavalry (phularchoi) of the archonship of Nikias (282/1) have continued to fulfil their office according to the laws and manage (5) the cavalry (hippikou) so that it might be serviceable to the People, and they managed the register (katalogēs) of the cavalry (hippeōn) and appointed an additional hundred cavalry so that the cavalry, topped up as far as possible for the present and numbering (10) three hundred, might meet the needs of the country (chōrai); and they managed it so that there were tribal commanders for all the tribes and the law prohibiting a man from one tribe volunteering to be tribal commmander of another was repealed (luthei); and they managed the (15) valuations and the scrutinies, and conducted the physical or personnel (sōmatōn) scrutiny according to the law with the Council well and in the interests of the People and the cavalry; and they managed the giving out of grain so that (20) the cavalry were in fine fettle (eutaktōs) in each prytany; and in everything else they continue to show love of honour (philotimoumenoi) both individually and collectively concerning the cavalry and the People, for good fortune, the cavalry shall decide to praise (25) the cavalry commanders, Alkimachos son of Kleoboulos of Myrrhinous and Nikogenes son of Arkesas of Euonymon, and to praise the tribal commanders of cavalry, Dionysios of GargettosI, Menon of HippotomadaiII, Kallidemos of EuonymonIII, (30) Kalliades of SteiriaV, Lysippos of KettosVI, Charias of KephaleVII, Antimachos of AcharnaiVIII, Proxenos of PhlyaIX, Thrasykles of DekeleiaX, Aristophon of OinoeXI, Python of AlopekeXII, and to crown each of them with a gold (35) crown according to the law for their excellence and love of honour (philotimias) towards the cavalry and the People, so that others appointed in the future may also show love of honour (philotimōntai) in managing the cavalry, knowing that they will receive thanks worthy (40) of their benefactions; and the secretaries of the cavalry commanders shall inscribe this decree on two stone stelai and stand one by the Poseidonion, and the other in the stoa of the Herms.[1]