Whereas Stephanos became supervisor (epimelētēs) for one year during the leadership (archonship) of . . . and managed the repairs to the temple as were appropriate, and led a procession worthy of the goddess, being ambitious in all these things and making expenditures from his own funds. And since in the other matters that were his duty during the year he administered matters honorably and in a seemly fashion. In order that the sacrificing associates (orgeōnes) might be seen to have rendered thanks appropriate to those who, at any time, have been ambitious towards the association – for good fortune – be it resolved by the sacrificing associates of Bendis and Deloptes and the other gods to commend Stephanos for the zeal that he has shown towards the sacrificing associates and to crown him with an olive wreath, so that there may be rivalry among all the other sacrificing associates who wish to show piety towards the gods and zeal towards the sacrificing associates, knowing that they will receive appropriate thanks from the sacrificing associates. Further, it is resolved that a place for a statue be given to him in the temple, wherever seems to be appropriate and that the secretary shall inscribe this decree on a monument (stele) and place it beside the statue, and that the treasurer pay for the expenses of making and inscribing it.
The sacrificing associates honored Stephanos.Written/translated by: Kloppenborg
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