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Decree of Amphieraists on Restoring the Temple of Amphiaraos (after 229 BCE) Rhamnous - Attica


Rhamnous (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
IG II² 1322 = V.C. Petrakos, Ho dēmos tou Ramnountos. Synopsētõn anaskaphõn kai tõn ereunõn (1813-1998), II. Hoi epigraphes (Athens, 1999), no. 167 = SEG 33 (1983), no. 145 = PHI 3538  = ID# 23246

 after 229 BCE

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Theotimos son of Theodoros from Rhamnous made the proposition:  Since Diokles gathered together an assembly (synodos) in the sanctuary of Amphiaraos (Amphiaraion) and the temple (hieron) happens to be in need of restoration: the building (oikos) has no doors, the tiling has been broken, part of the wall which is opposite the altar has fallen down, the table of the god has been broken, and the portico is in danger of falling down.  Wanting to restore all of these, those who had gathered together contributed as much as each was able, in order that, restoring these things for the god, all those who wish might have a communal temple for their use.

To good fortune.  It was resolved by the Amphieraists (Amphieraistai) that each was to contribute towards the restoration of the temple as much as each was able, and that the names of those who contributed were to be inscribed on a stone slab and set up alongside the statue of the god.  Furthermore, they resolved that Mnesikleides’s name was also to be inscribed since he joins in the restoration of the temple with them, and also that Onesimides from Rhamnous was to be praised and crowned with an olive crown, since this man has also paid for building the walls for the god where the cistern (or: pond) is, and he has given revenues to the Amphieraists who are with Diokles from Hamaxanteia subdivision to sacrifice each year from the generated revenues.  This too was to be inscribed on the slab.  They also resolved to praise the chief contributing-member (archeranistēs), Diokles son of Dion from Hamaxanteia; the secretary (grammateus), Kalliteles son of Kallios from Lamptrai; and the treasurer, Archestratos son of Aischinos from Erchia, crowning each of them with an olive crown on account of the love of honor and righteousness which they have towards them.   These men are also to supervise the erection and the inscribing of the decree and to give an account of these things.

Those who are rebuilding for the association (koinon): (column 1) Diokles from Hamaxanteia, Antimachos from Oinoe, Kalliteles from Lamptrai, Agathokles from Cholargos, Neopeithes from Kolonos, Timokleides from Hermos, Archestratos from Erchia, Pamphilos from Kephale, Theotimos from Rhamnous, Theomenes from Rhamnous, Alexikrates from Anaphlystos, Agathokles from Epieikia, (column 2) Euphron from Anagyros, Nikon (?) from Astakos, Menandros from Eitaiai, Iason from Cholargos, Demekrates from . . ., Theophilos from Lamptrai, Mnesikleides from Ikaria, Ariston from Cholargos, Archebios from Anagyros, Dionysodoros from Cholargos, and Menekrates from Pithia.

(column 3) Onesimides from Rhamnous, (column 4) Kalliteles from Lamptrai (?), (column 5) Diokles from Hamaxanteia, (column 6) and Archestratos from Erchia.

Written/translated by: Harland



Θεότιμος Θεοδώρου Ῥαμνούσιος εἶπεν· ἐπειδὴ Διοκλῆς συνῆ|χε τῶι Ἀμφιεράωι σύνοδον, τὸ δὲ ἱερὸν συνβαίνει προσδεῖσθαι | ἐπισκευῆς καὶ τόν τε οἶκον ἄθυρον εἶναι καὶ τὸν κέραμον κατε|αγέναι, καταπεπτωκέναι δὲ καὶ τοῦ τοίχου τὸ μέρος τοῦ κα[τ]||ὰ τὸν βωμὸν καὶ τὴν τράπεζαν τοῦ θεοῦ κατεαγέναι, καὶ τὸ | προστώιον κινδυνεύειν καταπεσεῖν, εἰς δὲ τὴν ἐπισκευ|ὴν τούτων πάντων βούλεσθαι τοὺς συνεληλυθότας εἰσε|νεγκεῖν καθότι ἕκαστος δυνατός ἐστιν· vac. ὅπως ἂν ἐπι|σκευασθέντων τούτων τῶι θεῶι ἔχωσι χρᾶσθαι κοινεῖ πάν||τες οἱ βουλόμενοι τῶι ἱερῶι, vac. ἀγαθεῖ τύχει· δεδόχθαι τοῖς | Ἀμφιεραϊσταῖς ἐπιδοῦναι μὲν ἕκαστον εἰς τὴν ἐπισκευὴν | τοῦ ἱεροῦ ὅσον ἂν βούληται, τῶν δ’ ἐπιδόντων ἀναγράψαι τὰ | ὀνόματα ἐν στήλει λιθίνει καὶ στῆσαι παρὰ τὸν θεόν· vac. ἀνα|γράψαι δὲ καὶ Μνησικλείδην ἐπειδὴ συνεπισκευάζει μετ’ αὐ||τῶν τὸ ἱερόν, vac. ἐπαινέσαι δὲ καὶ Ὀνησιμίδην Ῥαμνούσιον | καὶ στεφανῶσαι αὐτὸν θαλλοῦ στεφάνωι, ἐπειδὴ καὶ οὗτος | ἀνατέθηκε τῶι θεῶι τὰς αἱμασιὰς ὅπου ὁ λάκκος ἐστὶν | καὶ δέδωκε τὴν πρόσοδον τοῖς Ἀμφιεραϊσταῖς τοῖς μετὰ | Διοκλέου Ἁμαξαντέως, καὶ θύειν κατ’ ἐνιαυτὸν ἀπὸ τῆς προ||σόδου τῆς γινομένης καὶ ἀναγράψαι καὶ τοῦτον ἐπὶ τὴν | στήλην· ἐπαινέσαι δὲ καὶ τὸν ἀρχερανιστὴν Διοκλῆν Δίωνος | Ἁμαξαντέα καὶ τὸν γραμματέα Καλλιτέλην Καλλίου Λαμ|πτρέα καὶ τὸν ταμίαν Ἀρχέστρατον Αἰσχίνου Ἐρχιέα καὶ | στεφανῶσαι καὶ τούτων ἕκαστον θαλλοῦ στεφάνωι φιλο||[τι]μίας ἕνεκα καὶ δικαιοσύνης τῆς εἰς ἑαυτοὺς καὶ ἐπι|[μελ]ηθῆναι τῆς ἀναθέσεως καὶ ἀναγραφῆς τοῦ ψηφίσμα|[τος τοὺ]ς αὐτοὺς τούτους καὶ λόγους ἀποδοῦναι· οἱ ἀνοικο|[δομοῦντες] τῶι κοινῶι, |

{column 1, line 29} Διοκλῆς Ἁμαξαντεὺς || Ἀντίμαχος Οἰναῖος | Καλλιτέλης Λαμπτρεὺς | Ἀγαθοκλῆς Χολαργεὺς | Νεοπείθης Κολωνῆθεν | Τιμοκλείδης Ἕρμειος || Ἀρχέστρατος Ἐρχιεὺς | Πάμφιλος Κεφαλῆθεν | Θεότιμος Ῥαμνούσιος | Θεομένης Ῥαμνούσιος | Ἀλεξικράτης Ἀναφλύστιος || Ἀγαθοκλῆς Ἐπιεικίδης |

{column 2, line 29} Εὔφρων Ἀναγυράσιος || [Νίκ]ων Ἀστακηνὸς | Μέναν[δρος Εἰ]τ̣εαῖος | Ἰάσων Χολα[ργεὺς] | Δ[η]μοκρ[ά]της [. . .ca.5. .]ος | [Θ]ε[ό]φι[λ]ος Λαμπτρεὺς || Μνησικλείδης Ἰκαριεὺς | Ἀρίστων Χολαργεὺς | Ἀρχέβιος Ἀναγυράσιος | Διονυσόδωρος Χολαργεὺς | Μενεκράτης Πιθεὺς |

{column 3, line 41} Ὀ[ν]ησιμίδης | Ῥαμ[ν]ούσιος |

{column 4, line 43} [Καλλιτέλης] | [Λαμπτρεὺς] |

{column 5, line 41} Διοκλῆς | Ἁμαξαντεὺς |

{column 6, line 43} [Ἀρχέστρατος] | [Ἐρχιεὺς].

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