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Honors by a Society of the Goddess Bendis for Leaders [5] (244/243 BCE) Salamis island - Attica


Salamis island (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
Michael J. Osborne, “Five Hellenistic Decrees of the Salaminian Thiasotai of Bendis,” ΗΟΡΟΣ 17–21 (2009-2004) 657–672, at 661-662 (no. 4) = SEG 44 (1994), no. 60 = PHI 229886  = ID# 22924

 244/243 BCE

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Slab of marble with a triangular top (pediment) found in the area of the harbor.

Gods!

When Lysiadas was civic leader (archon), on the second of the month of Skirophorion in the regular assembly, Batarchos proposed:

Since the supervisors (epimelētai) and secretary (grammateus) supervised the sacrifices for the gods according to ancestral custom and all the other things which the laws prescribe.  To good fortune.  It was resolved by the society-members (thiasōtai = thiasitai) to praise them and to crown each of them with an olive crown on account of their virtue and righteousness, and the treasurer is to allocate 15 drachmas for the crowning.   . . . And those (?). . . receiving the money . . . are to set it up in the temple (hieron) of Bendis (?).

Written/translated by: Kloppenborg



θεοί. | ἐπὶ Λυσιάδου ἄρχοντος, Σκιροφοριῶνος δευτέραι ἱσταμένου, ἀγορᾶι | κυρίαι, Βάτραχος εἶπεν· ἐπειδὴ οἱ ἐπιμεληταὶ καὶ ὁ γραμματεὺς ἐπε|μελήθησαν τῶν θυσιῶν τοῖς θεοῖς καθ’ ἃ πάτριόν ἐστι, καὶ τῶν ἄλ||λων πάντων ὧν οἱ νόμοι προστάττουσιν, ἀγαθῆι τύχηι· δεδόχθαι | τοῖς θιασώταις ἐπαινέσαι αὐτοὺς καὶ στεφανῶσαι ἕκαστον αὐ|τῶν θαλλοῦ στεφάνωι ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ δικαιοσύνης, τὸν δὲ | ταμίαν μερίσαι εἰς τὸν στέφανον Δ𐅃 δραχμ[ά]ς· [αὐτοὺς δὲ λα]|βόντας τὸ ἀργύριον [ἀναθεῖναι εἰς τὸ ἱερὸν τῆς Βενδῖδος].

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