Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), III BCE
Ioanna Tsirigoti-Drakotou, "Τιμητικό ψήφισμα από την Ιερά οδό," in N. C. Stampolides, ed., Γενέθλιον. Ίδρυμα Ν. Π. Γουλάνδρη Μουσείο Κυκλαδικής Τέχνης (Athens, 2006) 285–294 = SEG 56 (2006), no. 203 = ID# 23360
Gods! Ktesias son of Dionysias from Semachidai subdivision made the proposal: Since Bakchis–who had been appointed supervisor (epimelētria) by the association (koinon) of society-members (thiasōtai = thiasitai) and by the priest (hiereus) and the head of the contributors (archeranistēs) in the assembly (synodos) of Agathe Thea (“Good Goddess”) in the year when Diokles was civic leader (archon)–supervised in a good and honor-loving manner the adornment of the throne and the table and she set up the torch for the goddess at every assembly (synodoi), spending much from her own resources–namely double of what was distributed to her from the common fund (koinon). She also provided accounts of the expenses. Furthermore, since the time arrived for the supervision of the sacrifices to the goddess and, preparing as she was able, she most beautifully welcomed all the society-members in front of the temple.
Therefore, in order that there may be a rivalry among those in the assembly (synodos) who want to be honor-loving, knowing that whoever displays love of honor will receive appropriate favors–to good fortune–it was resolved by the society-members to praise Bakchis daughter of Philtos from Kallatis, to crown her with an olive crown because of her piety towards the deities and her love of honor towards us, and to have the appointed performers of the sacrifices (hieropoioi) announce that crown forever whenever the sacrifices are announced and they proclaim the crowning of the head of the contributors . . . (remainder lost).Translation by: Harland
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