For good fortune! In the year that Sonikos was leader (archon), in the month of Mounichion, at the regular assembly (agora). Onesikritos son of Diokles of Piraeus, proposed the following motion: Whereas Chaireas has continually been well-intentioned to the sacrificing associates (orgeōnes) on every occasion, having also been appointed as secretary (grammateus) by them beginning with the year that Theoxenos was leader (archon), and has in no way neglected his honorable ambitions and has continued to be well intentioned to the sacrificing associates assisting them to enhance the association (synodos). And whereas many times he has been concerned about servicing the temple and has not failed in any contribution at all, but has introduced decrees for the benefit of the association, so that the extremely inopportune expenses were reduced. And whereas he also arranged that ordinary people (tous dēmotikous) should share in the benefactions given by the sacrificing associates; he has also continued to undertake service for the collection and for the sacred furnishings; he has frequently advanced money for payments without charging interest when the treasurer happened to be absent; and, he has promised that in the future he will be ready to consider whatever matter the sacrificing associates ask of him. Therefore, so that there may be a rivalry among those who are zealous at any time – knowing that those who act as benefactors shall receive fitting recognition – for good fortune, the sacrificing associates have resolved to commend Chaireas son of Dionysios of Athmonon; to crown him with a wreath of olive, on account of the excellence and piety that he has shown to the gods and to the sacrificing associates; to announce publicly the crown at the sacrifice in the month of Mounichion, when they also perform the sacrifices; and, to give to him a fitting monument (stele) in the temple. They shall inscribe this decree on a monument (stele) and erect it in the courtyard of the temple.
The sacrificing associates crown Chaireas son of Dionysios of Athmonos.Written/translated by: Kloppenborg
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