When Hegemachos was civic leader (archōn) in the month of Pyanopsion on the fifth day of the present month in the regular assembly of the society members (thiasōtai), the society members approved the motion that Kleon son of Leokratos from Salamis proposed: Whereas Demetrios, who was chosen secretary (grammateus) by the society members when Klearchos was civic leader (archōn), took care of all of the affairs of the association (koinon) honorably and justly; rendered the accounts in good order and justly; and gave an accounting both of what he had controlled himself and what he had reckoned against others – whatever he administered belonging to the society members. Whereas he now continues to do what is helpful and speaks on behalf of the society members, both as a group and individually, and after the society members approved a motion to give him a reward from the treasury, he even returned this to the society members.
To good fortune! As a result of these things, it seemed good to the society members to commend Demetrios son of Sosandros of Olynthos on account of the excellence and honesty which he continues to have with respect to the association of society members; to crown him with a dedication worth 50 drachmas; and, to set up the plaque in the temple, wherever he should wish it, after asking the society members. This is so that others will also be ambitious towards the society members, knowing that they will receive thanks from the society members commensurate with the benefactions.
The treasurer, who was elected during the civic leadership (archonship) of Hegemachos, shall provide the money for the monument and he shall be responsible for the monument so that it will be completed quickly. It was also resolved to crown him immediately with an olive wreath. The performers of sacrifices (hieropoioi) who have been chosen at that time to serve as performers of sacrifices shall announce this crowning publicly after the libations: “The association crowns Demetrios with this wreath on account of the excellence and good-will that he continues to show towards the society members.” And if they do not publicly announce this, let them pay a fine of 50 drachmas. It was also resolved to inscribe this decree upon the monument.
(In an engraved crown) The society members honored Demetrios of Olynthos.Written/translated by: Kloppenborg
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