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Honors by Contributing-members for Officers (ca. 250 BCE) Piraeus (?) - Attica


Piraeus (?) (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
GRA I 19 = IG II² 1291 = PHI 3505  = ID# 3757

 ca. 250 BCE

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The provenance of the inscription is uncertain (23.5 x 15 x 10 cm; letter height: 0.5 cm; non-stoichedon: 25-28 letters).

. . . whereas he has acted with respect to the association in an honorable and… and managed accurately and fairly the common fund which the contributing-members (eranistai) had entrusted to him in accordance with the common regulations of the contributing-members and the fund (eranos) and . . . being a generous and honest man, acting in accordance with the oath that he swore to the contributing-members.  For good fortune, be it resolved by the contributing members to commend Aischylion son of Theon, isotelēs (i.e. likely a resident foreigner with the privilege of paying taxes equal to those of a citizen), the treasurer and to crown him with an olive wreath on account of the zeal and goodwill that he has shown to the association of contributing-members.  Further, it was resolved to commend Dionysios the secretary and to crown him with an olive wreath on account of the zeal and the goodwill that he continues to have for the association of contributing-members.  Further it was resolved to commend the supervisors and the sacrifice makers (hieropoioi) of Saviour Zeus and Herakles and the Saviors, and to crown each with an olive wreath on account of the excellence and zeal they have shown towards the association of contributing-members. . .

Written/translated by: Kloppenborg



[․․․․ κ]αλῶς [— — —] | [․ τῶι] κοινῶ[ι — — — ὀ]|[ρθῶ]ς καὶ δικαί[ως διεχείρισε τὸ ἀ]|[ρ]γύριον τ[ὸ] κοινὸ[ν ὃ παρακατέθεν?]||το αὐτῶι οἱ ἐρανιστ[αὶ κατὰ τοὺς νό]|μους τοὺς κοινοὺς τ[ῶν ἐρανιστῶ]|ν καὶ τὸν ἔρανον καὶ τ[ — — — ] |είων ἀνὴρ ἀγαθὸς ὢν καὶ [ — — — ]|ς κατὰ τὸν ὅρκον ὃν ὤμοσεν [τοῖς ἐ]||ρανισταῖς· ἀγαθεῖ τύχει δεδ[όχθαι] | τοῖς ἐρανισταῖς, ἐπαινέσαι Α̣[ἰσχυ]|λίωνα Θέωνος ἰσοτελῆ τὸν ταμία|ν καὶ στεφανῶσαι αὐτὸν θαλλοῦ σ|τεφάνωι φ[ι]λοτιμίας ἕνεκα καὶ ε||[ὐ]νοίας τῆς εἰς τὸ κοινὸν τῶν ἐρα|νιστῶν· ἐπα<ι>νέσαι δὲ καὶ Διονύσιο<ν> | τὸν γραμματέα καὶ στεφανῶσαι | αὐτὸν θαλλοῦ στεφάνωι φιλοτι[μ]|ίας ἕνεκα κα[ὶ] ε<ὐ>νοίας ἧς ἔχων δι||ατελεῖ εἰς τὸ κοινὸν τῶν ἐρανιστῶν· | ἐπ[αι]νέσαι δὲ καὶ τοὺς ἐπιμελητ|ὰς καὶ τοὺς ἱεροποιοὺς τῶι Διὶ τῶι | Σωτῆρι καὶ τῶι Ἡρακλεῖ καὶ τοῖς Σω|τῆρσιν καὶ στεφανῶσαι ἕκαστον || αὐτῶν θα[λλ]οῦ [στ]εφάνωι ἀρετῆ|ς ἕνεκα καὶ φι[λοτι]μ[ία]ς τῆς ε[ἰς τὸ] | [κ]οινὸ[ν τῶν ἐρανι]στῶν· ἐπι [ — — — ]

Item added: October 3, 2012
Item modified: February 19, 2016
ID number: 3757
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