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Membership List and Honors by Sacrificing Associates for their Treasurer (185/184 BCE) Piraeus - Attica


Piraeus (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
GRA I 33 = IG II² 1325 = PHI 3541  = ID# 3991

 185/184 BCE

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Slab (stele) of Hymettus marble broken at the bottom (97.5 x 62 x 3 cm; letter height: 1.0 cm; non-stoichedon).

The sacred rites of Dionysos.

For good fortune, the sacrificing associates (orgeōnes): Dionysos son of Agothokles of Marathon, Agathokles son of Dionysios of Marathon, Solon son of Hermogenes of Cholargos, Epichares son of Kraton of Skambonidai, Isokrates son of Satyros of Kydathenaion, Andron son of Sosandros of Hamaxanteia, Dionysogenes son of Dionysios of Paiania, Simon son of Simon of Poros, Philostratos son of Dionysios of Poros, Leon son of Simon of Elaious, Theodotos son of Timesion of Phlya, Dion son of Antilochos of Lamptrai, Heracleides son of Theodoros of Paionidai, Kallikrates son of Temesion of Kephisia, and Apollodoros son of Apollonios of Lamptrai. (vac.)

For good fortune! In the year that Eupolemos was leader (archon), month of Poseideon, at the regular assembly: The motion proposed by Solon son of Hermogenes of Cholargos was approved by the Dionysiasts (Dionysiastai): Whereas Dionysios son of Agathokles of Marathon, who was appointed as treasurer (tamias) by the Dionysiasts for many years, and who accepted from them the priesthood of Dionysos, both constructed the sanctuary of the god and beautified it with many beautiful votive offerings and for this purpose expended no small sum of money, and also contributed one thousand drachmas to the treasury so that they might obtain from its income the means to sacrifice monthly to the god in accordance with ancestral traditions.  And whereas he arranged that the Dionysiasts should have the use of gold and silver objects and the other furnishing that are necessary for their sacred rites, and that they might have a place in which they gather each month to participate in the sacred rites.

It was resolved by the sacrificing associates to commend Dionysios son of Agathokles of Marathon and to crown him with an ivy wreath in accordance with the law on account of his excellence and benefactions and the goodwill that he has shown to them, and to announce this wreath after the libations have been made when the sacred rites have been completed by the sacrificing associates in their first meeting. And it was resolved to inscribe this decree on a monument (stele) and to set it up beside the sanctuary of the god, and that the treasurer pay the costs of inscribing the monument (stele) and setting it up. Solon moved as follows: . . . at the regular assembly: The Dionysiasts approved the motion that was moved by . . . : Whereas Solon son of Hermogenes of Cholargos, who was appointed treasurer (?) . . . has taken care that the revenues of the association be increased . . . and without hesitation, not shrinking before any distress . . . the sanctuary of the god . . .

Written/translated by: Kloppenborg



ἱερὰ Διονύσου. | ἀγαθεῖ τύχει· ὀργεῶνες· | Διονύσιος Ἀγαθοκλέους Μαραθώνιος | Ἀγαθοκλῆς Διονυσίου Μαραθώνιος || Σόλων Ἑρμογένου Χολαργεύς | Ἐπιχάρης Κράτωνος Σκαμβωνίδης | Ἰσοκράτης Σατύρου Κυδαθηναιεύς | Ἄνδρων Σωσάνδρου Ἁμαξαντεύς | Διονυσογένης Διονυσίου Παιανιεύς || Σίμων Σίμωνος Πόριος | Φιλόστρατος Διονυσίου Πόριος | Λέων Σίμου Ἐλαιούσιος | Θεόδοτος Τιμησίωνος Φλυεύς | Δίων Ἀντιλόχου Λαμπτρεύς || Ἡρακλείδης Θεοδώρου Παιονίδης | Καλλικράτης Τιμησίωνος Κηφισιεύς | Ἀπολλόδωρος Ἀπολλωνίου Λαμπτρεύς vac. | ἀγαθεῖ τύχει· ἐ[πὶ] Εὐπολέμου ἄρχοντος, Ποσιδεῶνος ἀγορᾶι κυρίαι· ἔδοξεν τοῖς | [Διον]υσιασταῖς· Σόλων Ἑρμογένου Χολαργεὺς εἶπεν· ἐπειδὴ Διονύσιος Ἀγαθοκλέους || [Μαραθώ]νιος κατασταθεὶς ταμίας ὑπὸ τῶν Διονυσιαστῶν πλείω ἔτη καὶ λαβὼν παρ’ αὐτῶν | [τὴν ἱερεωσ]ύνηγ τοῦ Διονύσου τόν τε νεὼ τοῦ θεοῦ κατεσκεύασεν καὶ ἐκόσμησεν πολλοῖς | [καὶ καλοῖς ἀνα]θήμασιν καὶ εἰς ταῦτα ἀνήλωκεν οὐκ ὀλίον πλῆθος ἀργυρίου, ἐπέδω|[κεν δὲ καὶ εἰς τὸ κοι]νὸν δραχμὰς χιλίας ὅπως ἔχωσιν ἀπὸ τῆς προσόδου θύειν τῶι θεῶι κα|[τὰ μῆνα ἕκαστον κ]ατὰ τὰ πάτρια, παρεσκεύασεν δὲ τοῖς Διονυσιασταῖς ἵν’ ἔχωσιν χρᾶ||[σθαι αὐτοῖς καὶ χρυσώ]ματα καὶ ἀργυρώματα καὶ τὴν λοιπὴν χορηγίαν πᾶσαν τὴν δέο|[υσαν εἰς τὰ ἱερὰ καὶ τόπον εἰ]ς ὃν συνιόντες καθ’ ἕκαστον μῆνα μεθέξουσιν τῶν ἱερῶν· | [δεδόχθαι τοῖς ὀργεῶσιν], ἐπαινέσαι Διονύσιον Ἀγαθοκλέους Μαραθώνιον καὶ στεφα|[νῶσαι κιττοῦ στεφάνωι κ]ατὰ τὸν νόμον ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ καλοκαγαθίας καὶ εὐ|[νοίας εἰς αὐτούς, καὶ ἀναγορεῦ]σαι τὸν στέφανον τοῦτον μετὰ τὸ τὰς σπονδὰς ποιή||[σασθαι ὅταν συντελεσθῆι τ]ὰ ἱερὰ τοῖς ὀργεῶσιν ἐν τεῖ πρώτει συνόδωι. ἀναγρά|[ψαι δὲ τὸ ψήφισμα τόδε ἐν στήλει λιθί]νει καὶ στῆσαι παρὰ τὸν νεὼ τοῦ θεοῦ, εἰς δὲ τὴν ἀ|[ναγραφὴν καὶ τὴν ἀνάθεσιν τῆς στήλης με]ρίσαι τὸ γενόμενον ἀνάλωμα τὸν ταμίαν. ταῦ|[τα Σόλων εἶπεν]. | [ — — —] ῶνος ἀγορᾶι κυρίαι· ἔδοξεν τοῖς Διονυσια||[σταῖς [ — — — ] εἶπεν· ἐ]πειδὴ Σόλων Ἑρμογέν[ου Χ]ολαργεὺς κατα|[σταθεὶς — — — ]ν ἐφρόντισεν ὅπως ἐπα[υξ]ηθῶσιν | [ — — —]ς καὶ ἀόκνως οὐδεμίαν κα[κοπά]|[θιαν ὑποστελλόμενος — — —]ομως τὸ ἱερὸν τ[οῦ θεοῦ — —] | [ — — —]ομενον αρ[ — — — ]

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