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Honorary Decree by Society-members for Leaders (272/271 BCE) Athens - Attica

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 272/271 BCE
GRA I 17 = IG II² 1278 = PHI 3492 = AGRW ID# 3694
Copenhagen Inventory info: 563


Slab (stele) of Hymettian marble broken along the right (21 x 32.5 x 10 cm; letter height: 0.5 cm; non-stoichedon).

. . . the law, they also contributed the prescribed burial expenses for those who have died, to each in accordance with the law, and they have handed over the surplus funds in the amount of 1770 drachmas. They have also managed all of the other matters along with the leaders in an honorable and ambitious manner. Therefore, so that everyone who is ever appointed to the role of supervision may know they will be honored by the association (koinon) in a manner worthy of their benefactions, for good fortune it has been resolved by the society members (thiasōtai) to commend the treasurer, the supervisor, the secretary, the comptroller, and the record-keeper, and to crown each of them with an olive wreath on account of the honesty and zeal and piety that they have exhibited towards to the gods. The (secretary?) shall inscribe this decree and their names on a monument (stele) and shall place it in the (temple?).  And the treasurer who is serving during the year that Glaukippos is the leader (archon) shall pay them for the votive offering and the sacrifice to the amount of 30 drachmas from the reserves . . . and . . .

Translation by: Kloppenborg

[- - - ] Ο [ - - - ] | [ - - - τὸ]ν νόμον, ἔδοσαν [δὲ καὶ ταφικὸν τοῖς] | [μεταλλάξασιν τὸ γεγραμ]μένον ἑκάστωι κατ[ὰ τὸν νόμον καὶ πα]|[ρα]δε[δ]ώκασι[ν] ἀργυρ[ί]ου περιὸν ⋮Χ𐅅ΗΗ𐅄ΔΔ⋮ {1770} ἐπε[μελήθησαν δὲ καὶ] || [τῶ]ν [ἄ]λλων ἁπάντων [μ]ετὰ τῶν ἡγεμόν[ω]ν κα[λῶς καὶ φιλοτίμως· ὅ]|[πω]ς ἂν οὖν καὶ οἱ ἄλλοι πάντες εἰδῶσιν οἱ ἀ[εὶ καθιστάμενοι εἰς] | [τὰ]ς ἐπιμελείας ὅτι [τ]ιμηθήσονται ὑπὸ τοῦ [κοινοῦ ἀξίως τῶν εὐ]|[ερ]γετημάτων· ἀγαθ[εῖ] τύχει, δεδόχθαι τοῖς θ̣[ιασώταις, ἐπαινέσαι] | [τό]ν τε ταμίαν καὶ τὸν ἐπιμελητὴν καὶ τὸ[ν γραμματέα καὶ τὸν ἀν]||[τι]γραφέα καὶ τὸν γραμματοφύλακα καὶ σ[τεφανῶσαι ἕκαστον αὐ]|[τῶ]ν 〚καὶ στεφανώσα[ι] ἕκαστον αὐ[τῶν〛 θαλλοῦ? στεφάνωι δικαι]|οσύνης ἕνεκα κα[ὶ φ]ιλοτιμίας [καὶ εὐσεβείας τῆς περὶ τοὺ]|ς θεούς. ἀναγρά[ψαι] δὲ τόδε τὸ ψή[φισμα ἐν στήληι λιθίνει] | καὶ τὰ ὀνόματα κ[αὶ] στῆσαι ἐν τ[- - - ] || μερίσαι δὲ αὐτοῖ[ς] τὸν ταμίαν τ[ὸν ταμιεύοντα τὸν] | [ἐν]ιαυτὸν τὸν ἐ[πὶ] Γλαυκίππου [εἰς ἀνάθημα καὶ] | [θυσί]αν ⋮ΔΔΔ⋮ {thirty} δρα[χμ]ὰς ἐκ τῶν ὑ[πολοίπων? - ]| [․․․․]ον καὶ τὸ [προπ]έρυσι ΝΕΜΕ[ - - - ]

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