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
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