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[6] Regulations of a Contribution-society of Heroists (57/56 BCE) Athens - Attica

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 57/56 BCE
AGRW 6 = GRA I 46 = IG II² 1339 = Foucart 1873, no. 21 = PHI 3555 = AGRW ID# 3021
Copenhagen Inventory info: 357


Slab of Hymettian marble found near the temple of the Dioskouroi on the slope of the Acropolis, now in the Epigraphical Museum, Athens.

To good fortune! In the year that Diokles son of Diokles was civic leader (archōn), when Aropos son of Seleukos was treasurer . . . of the Hero-devotees (Heroistai) of Diotimos, Zenon, and Pammenes, whose head of the contribution-society (archeranistēs) was Zenion son of Diotimos of Marathon, the association (koinon) of the Hero-devotees resolved to make provision for the income of the association, so that those of the Hero-devotees who are away from home for whatever reason shall pay three drachmas for the sacrifices, and those living at home but not in attendance shall be required to pay six drachmas as the contribution, and they shall not receive the portion of the sacrifice. And if they do not make a contribution, it was resolved that they should not participate in the contribution-society (eranos), except if one should be absent because of mourning or because of sickness. Likewise it was resolved to allow those who have contributed thirty drachmas to introduce new contributors and . . . of six drachmas and not . . . let them cast their ballot regarding the things. . .

Translation by: Kloppenborg

[ἀγαθῆι τύχηι· ἐ]πὶ Διοκλέους τοῦ Διοκλέ[ο]|[υς ἄρχοντος], ταμιεύοντος Ἀρόπου τοῦ Σε|[λεύκου — — —]ως Ἡροϊστῶν τῶν Διοτίμου | [καὶ Ζήνωνος? κ]αὶ Παμμένου, ὧν ἀρχερανιστὴς || [Ζηνίων? Διοτί]μου Μαραθώνιος· ἔδοξεν τῶ[ι κοι]|[νῶι τῶν Ἡρ]οϊστῶν, προνοηθῆναι τῆς [προσ]|[όδου ὅπω]ς οἱ ἀποδημοῦντες τῶν Ἡ[ροϊσ]|[τῶν καθ’ ὁν]δηποτεοῦν τρόπον διδῶ[σι εἰς] | [τὴν θυσίαν?] δραχμὰς τρεῖς, οἱ δὲ ἐπιδη[μοῦν]||[τες καὶ] μὴ παραγινόμενοι ἐπάναγκ[ες] | [ἀποδιδῶ]σι τὴν φορὰν τὰς ἓξ δραχμ[ὰς ἐ]|[ὰν καὶ μὴ? λάβ]ωσιν τὰ μέρη· ἐὰν δὲ μὴ διδ[ῶσι] | [τὴν φοράν, ἔ]δοξεν μὴ μετέχειν αὐτο[ὺς] | [τοῦ ἐράν]ου ἐὰν μή τινι συμβῆι διὰ πέ[ν]||[θος ἢ διὰ ἀ]σθένειαν ἀπολειφθῆναι· ὁμ[οί]|[ως δὲ ἔδοξ]ε ἐμβιβάζειν ἐξεῖναι τοῖς [τε]|[λοῦσιν ἔραν]ον δραχμῶν τριάκοντα κα[ὶ] | [— — —]ων ἓξ δραχμῶν καὶ μὴ π․ . . | . . . . . . . . . , ὑπὲρ τούτων δὲ ἀναδιδ[όν]||[αι τὴν ψῆφον — — —]

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Item modified: April 2, 2020
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