To good fortune. The sacrificing associates (orgeōnes) leased the temple (hieron) of the god Hypodektes . . . to Diopeithes son of Diopeithes from Sphettos subdivision, to him and his descendents for all time (?) . . . He may have use of the sanctuary (temenos) and the temple of Hypodektes . . . as a temple (?). They are to pay to the . . . sacrificing associates the (?) . . . lease payment of 50 drachmas each year on the first of the month of Boedromion. On the 14th of Boedromion (i.e. the day on which the sacred objects were brought to Athens from Eleusis), when all the sacrifices are offered, they are . . . to make available the temple (?) . . . to the sacrificing associates, providing wreaths, oiling. . . the statue of the god (?) . . ., and removing the covers for the day. . . (10) (five and a half very fragmentary lines that refer to rooms, the treasury, and the temple) . . .
. . . But if they do not treat (?) . . . the sanctuary of Hypodektes as sacred or if they do not make the lease payment to the sacrificing associates according to what is prescribed or . . . to prepare it for the sacrifice and to do what is prescribed, the lease will be void, and it is lawful for the sacrificing associates to demand for the return of the sanctuary of the god. (20) These articles of the agreement are to be inscribed and placed in the common archives (grammateion), and Diopeithes is to inscribe them on a slab of stone and set them up in the temple by the statue of the god.Written/translated by: Harland
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