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
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