Legal protection for foreign citizens

440-427 BC. Marble. Height 0.62 m. From the Acropolis of Athens. Epigraphic Museum 6808

Honorary decrees for Leonides of Halicarnassus. He and his sons are granted protection from any injustice against them, as it would be the case with any Athenian citizen.
It is decided the decrees to be written on two stelae and set up on the Acropolis of Athens and in the sanctuary of Apollo in Halicarnassus.