Gods! In the year that Kimon was leader (archon), the month of Thargelion. The association (koinon) approved the following decree: Whereas Sophron generously and ambitiously convoked the association and provided it with a monument (stele) to be set up in the temple, wishing to enlarge the treasury at his own expense; and in order that there might be a rivalry among those who wish to be benefactors to the association and that they might know that they shall receive thanks. For good fortune, it has been resolved by the members of the association to crown their head of the contributors (archeranistēs) Sophron with a wreath of olive leaves and a woolen fillet; so that also henceforth those who are sacrifice makers (hieropoioi) at the sacrifices, when they announce the rites and perform the libations, shall crown him and announce this publicly: “The society members crown their head of the contributors Sophron on account of his excellence and the piety he has shown to the Goddess.” If they do not announce this publicly, they will owe four drachmas sacred to the Goddess. And let them also inscribe the crown upon the monument. And they shall inscribe the names of all of members, the men and the women separately. The society members honor their head of the contributors, Sophron:
(column 1, male names) Eukles, Eutychides, Soterides, Ktesibios, . . . Name, Name, . . . Eutychides, Charias, Hieronymos, Euxenos, Pythokles, Lysistratos, Artemon, Menecharmos, Dionysios, Kteson, Demetrios, Symmachos,
(column 2, male names) Dion, Soterides, Chares, Philoxenos, Agathon, Mys, Nikon, Philon, Menon , Ephesos, Kteson, Dorieus, Dion, Meniskos, Menekrates, Poros, Doros, Perigenes
(column 3, female names) Onychion, Apollonis, Eupraxis, Eutychis, Choirine, Aristomache, Philikon, Zopyra, Hedeia, Sipe, Charopon,
(column 4, female names) Hediste, Phile, Dorkas, Simon, Indon, Melitta, Lamidion, Aphrodisia, Theodora, Philotion.
This was done during the priesthood of Dionysodoros of the deme Semachidai.Translation by: Kloppenborg
(column 1, line 25) [Σ]ώφρων | [Εὐ]κλῆς | [Εὐ]τυχίδης | [Σω]τηρίδης | [Κτ]ησίβιος || ․․․θης |․․λων | [Εὐτ]υχίδης | [Χα]ρίας | [Ἱερ]ώνυμος || [Εὔ]ξενος | [Π]υθοκλῆς | Λυσίστρατος | Ἀρτέμων | Μενέχαρμος || Διονύσιος | Κτήσων | Δημήτριος | Σύμμαχος
(column 2, line 25) Δίων | Σωτηρίδης | Χάρης | Φιλόξενος | Ἀγάθων || Μῦς | Νίκων | Φίλων | Μένων | Ἔφεσος || Κτήσων | Δωριεύς | Δίων | Μενίσκος | Μενεκράτης || Πόρος | Δῶρος | Περιγένης
(column 3, line 25) Ὀνύχιον | Ἀπολλωνίς | Εὔπραξις | Εὐτυχίς | Χοιρίνη || Ἀριστομάχη | Φίλικον | Ζωπύρα | Ἡδεῖα | Σίπη || Χάροπον
(column 4, line 25) Ἡδίστη | Φίλη | Δορκάς | Σῖμον | Ἰ<ν>δόν || Μέλιττα | Λαμίδιον | Ἀφροδισία | Θεοδώρα | Φιλώτιον |ἐπὶ ἱερέως Διονυσοδώρου Σημαχίδου.
Item added: October 3, 2012
Item modified: December 19, 2018
ID number: 3835
Short link address: