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[15] Honorary Decree of the Society Members of Tynabos (300/299 BCE) Piraeus - Attica


Piraeus (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
AGRW 15 = GRA I 10 = IG II² 1262 = RIG 1550 = PHI 3477  = ID# 3069

 300/299 BCE

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Slab of Hymettian marble, now in the National Museum, Athens. The correct reading of the name associated with the society is Tynabos ("the society members of Tynabos"), not Tynaros (as in IG). Tynabos is an otherwise unattested foreign name. See Stephen V. Tracy, Athenian Democracy in Transition: Attic Letter-Cutters of 340 to 290 B.C. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995) 145-146.

When Klearchos was civic leader (archōn), month of Skirophorion. Kantharion made the following motion:

The society members (thiasōtai) resolved: Whereas the supervisors (epimelētai) have faithfully and ambitiously executed their responsibilities, both in regard to the sacrifices and all the other affairs of the association (koinon), it is resolved to commend them and to crown them with olive wreaths and to provide for them at the association’s expense a votive plaque in the amount of 20 drachmas. Both the crowns and the decree are to be inscribed on the plaque, so that all the others might know that the association renders appropriate thanks to those who are ambitious toward the members in acts of benefaction.

(left column) The society members of Tynabos honor Drakon and Kittos.

(right column) The society members of Tynabos honor Drakon and Kittos.

Written/translated by: Kloppenborg



ἐπὶ [Κλ]εάρχου ἄρχοντος, μη[νὸς Σκ]|ιρο[φο]ριῶνος. Κανθαρίων [εἶπεν· δ]|[εδόχ]θαι τοῖς θιασώ[τ]αις· [ἐπειδὴ] | [οἱ ἐπ]ιμεληταὶ καλῶς καὶ φ[ιλοτί]||[μως] ἐπιμεμέληνται τῶν τε θ[υσιῶ]|[ν κ]αὶ τῶν ἄλλων ἁπάντων τῶν [κοιν]|[ῶν], ἐπαινέσαι αὐτοὺς καὶ στ[εφαν]|[ῶ]σαι θαλλοῦ στεφάνωι, δοῦν[αι δὲ] | αὐτοῖς καὶ εἰς ἀνάθημα ἐκ [τοῦ κο]|| ινοῦ v ΔΔ v δραχμάς, ἐν ὧι οἵ τε [στέ]|φανοι καὶ τὸ ψήφισμα ἀναγραφή[σ]|εται, ὅπως ἂν καὶ οἱ ἄλλοι εἰδῶσι|ν, ὅτι τὸ κοινὸν τοῖς φιλοτιμουμ|ένοις εἰς αὐτοὺς ἀξίας χάριτας || ἀποδίδωσιν τῶν εὐεργετημάτων. |

(column 1, beginning at line 16 and encircled by crown) οἱ θιασῶται | οἱ Τυνάρου | Δράκοντα, | Κίττον

(column 2, beginning at line 16 and encircled by a crown) οἱ θιασῶται | οἱ Τυνάρου | Δράκοντα, | Κίττον.

Item added: September 14, 2012
Item modified: January 19, 2016
ID number: 3069
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