The performers (technitai) gathered around Dionysos and the Brother gods (i.e. Ptolemaic rulers) resolved: Since Lysimachos son of Ptolemaios of the Sostratic subdivision (deme), the cavalry commander and president (prytanis) for life, has displayed good will towards the king and to the king’s parents earlier, and even now continues to do so in many ways, and he has a pious and reverent disposition towards Dionysos and the other gods. Since he also treated the guild of performers generously in all things, readily assisting us individually and as a group and energetically giving himself for the growth of the theatrical profession (techniteuma). Since it is good to honor such distinguished men with conspicuous honors, the association (koinon) of the performers gathered around Dionysos, whose names are written below, resolved that Lysimachos be crowned with a ivy wreath following ancestral custom on the 11th of the month of Peritios at the festival of Dionysos, on account of the excellence and reverence that he has shown to King Ptolemaios and to Dionysos and the other gods and the good will he has towards the king and his parents and which he has shown to the performers. For good fortune! A painted image of him will be set up in the vestibule of the presidential hall (prytaneion). The secretary of the association, Demarchos, shall inscribe this decree on the slab (stele) and set it up in front of the temple of Dionysos. Sosibios the manager (oikonomos) will pay the expenses for these things.
(List of members)
Zopyros, who is in charge of the sacred rites for the trienniel and annual festivals and his brothers, namely, Dionysios and Taurinos;
tragic poets: Phainippos and Diognetos;
comic poets: Stratagos and Mousaios;
epic poets: Demarchos;
tragic actor: Metrodoros;
comic actors: Telemachos, Agathodoros, Apollonios, Asklepodoros son of Apollonios, Apollonios, and Diodoros;
tragic fellow-competitors (synagonistai): Apollonides, Archonos, Kleitos, Ptolemaios, and Zopyros;
tragic flute player: Thraikides;
trumpet player: Thrasymachos;
mask maker: Baton;
honorary guests (proxenoi): Demetrios, Phaidimos, Artemidoros, Spoudias, and Dionysios;
friends-of-the-performers (philotechnitai): Demetrios, Stephanos, Leon, Theogenes, and Artemidoros;
singers with a lyre: Menippos;
lyre player: Herakleitos; dancer: Ptolemaios. . .;
chorus director: . . .
. . . Artemidoros, Demetrios, and Aristonous.
Item added: July 14, 2020
Item modified: July 14, 2020
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