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Attalus in Sicyon

King Attalus had for some time past been held in
Attalus in Sicyon, B. C. 198.
extraordinary honour by the Sicyonians, ever since the time that he ransomed the sacred land of Apollo for them at the cost of a large sum of money; in return for which they set up the colossal statue of him, ten cubits high, near the temple of Apollo in the market-place. But on this occasion, on his presenting them with ten talents and ten thousand medimni of wheat, their devotion to him was immensely increased; and they accordingly voted him a statue of gold, and passed a law to offer sacrifice in his honour every year. With these honours, then, Attalus departed to Cenchreae.1 . . .

1 Attalus spent the winter of B.C. 198-197 at Aegina, in the course of which he seems to have visited Sicyon.

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