Gods! In the year that Philon was civic leader (archōn), in the month of Mounichion, at regular assembly – for good fortune, Euktemos son of Eumaridos of Steiria, proposed the motion: Whereas Hermaios son of Hermogenes of Paionidaia, having been treasurer (tamias) for many years, has continually acted piously towards the gods; he has proved himself generous to the sacrificing associates (orgeōnes) both collectively and individually, putting himself at the disposal of each; he has been zealous that the customary sacrifices to the gods be made, often generously paying for these from his own resources; he has paid for the tomb for some who had died when the treasury had no money, so that the deceased might be treated decently even in death; he made expenditures for repairs and he was the one who organized the original collection of the common fund; he continually talks about and advises what is best; and, he shows himself to be well-intentioned in all things. For good fortune! The sacrificing associates resolved to commend Hermaios son of Hermogenes of Paionidai and to crown him on account of the excellence that he has shown to the gods and, collectively, to the sacrificing associates, so that there might be a rivalry among the rest who aspire to honor, knowing that they will receive thanks benefitting those who are benefactors of the association of sacrificing associates. And let there be set up an image of him with a plaque in the temple and let it be crowned at every sacrifice. And let the supervisors (epimelētai) inscribe this decree on a stone monument (stele) and set it up in the Metroon (i.e. sanctuary of the Mother). And the cost of both the plaque and the monument are to be paid from the treasury.
This was done when Neon of Cholargos, Simon of Poros, and Ergasion were supervisors.Written/translated by: Kloppenborg
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