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Membership List of Contributing-members Devoted to Artemis Kalliste (236/235 BCE) Athens - Attica


Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map)
GRA I 24 = IG II² 1297 = PHI 3511  = ID# 3835

 236/235 BCE

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Fifty eight names are arranged in four parallel columns, the first with nineteen names, the second with eighteen names, the third with eleven and the fourth with ten (82 x 33-38.5 x 9.5-1.05 cm; stoichedon: 36 letters). The group most likely consists of non-citizens devoted to the goddess Artemis Kalliste ("Most Beautiful") (see GRA I 24).

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 contributing-members (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 contributing-members 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 contributing-members, 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.

Written/translated by: Kloppenborg



θεο[ί]. | ἐπὶ Κίμωνος ἄρχοντος, Θαργηλιῶνος· v [ἔδοξ]εν | τῶι κοινῶι· v ἐπειδὴ Σώφρων καλῶς καὶ φ[ιλ]οτί|μως συνήγαγε τὸν θίασον, ἐπέδωκεν δὲ καὶ στή||λην ὥστε ἀνατεθῆναι εἰς τὸ ἱερὸν βουλόμενο|ς αὔξειν τὸ κοινὸν ἐκ τῶν ἰδίων· v ὅπως ἂν οὖν ἐ|φάμιλλον εἶ τοῖς βουλομένοις εὐεργετεῖν τ|ὸ κοινὸν εἰδόσιν ὅτι κομιοῦνται τὰς χάριτα|ς· ἀγαθεῖ τύχει, δεδόχθ[α]ι τοῖς θιασώταις στεφ||ανῶσαι τὸν ἀρχερα[ν]ιστὴν Σώφρονα θαλλοῦ στε|φάνωι καὶ λημ[ν]ίσκωι· v ὅπως ἂν καὶ εἰς τὸ λοιπ|ὸν οἱ γινόμε[ν]οι ἱεροποιοὶ εἰς τὰς θυσίας ἐπ|ειδὰν τὰ ἱερὰ ἀπαγγείλωσιν καὶ σπονδὰς ποή|[σ]ω[σ]ι[ν σ]τεφανούτωσαν αὐτὸν καί ἀναγορευέτ||[ω]σαν· v [ο]ἱ θιασῶται στεφανοῦσι τὸν ἀρχερανι|στὴν Σώφρονα ἀρετῆς ἕνεκεν καὶ εὐσεβείας τ|ῆς εἰς τὴν θεόν· ἐὰν δὲ μὴ ἀναγορεύσωσιν, ὀφει|λέτωσαν τέτταρας δραχμὰς ἱερὰς τῆι θεῶι· v ἀ|ναγραψάτωσαν δὲ καὶ τὸν στέφανον ἐπὶ τοῦ ἀν||αθήματος· v ἀναγράψαι δὲ καὶ τοὺς θιασώτας πά|ντας χωρὶς τούς τε ἄνδρας καὶ τὰς γυναῖκας. v (in a crown): |οἱ θιασῶται |τὸν ἀρχερανιστὴν | Σώφρονα (below the crown):

(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: February 19, 2016
ID number: 3835
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