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Honorary Decree by Sacrificing Associates of Bendis for Athenian Citizens (337/336 BCE) Piraeus - Attica

Piraeus (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 337/6 BCE
GRA I 2 = IG II² 1255 = PHI 3470 = AGRW ID# 3456
Copenhagen Inventory info: 230


White marble, broken at the left and bottom (41–31 x 27 x 7 cm; letter height:0.5–1.0 cm; stoichedon: 26 letters).

…the sacrificing associates (orgeōnes) approved the motion which Olympiodoros son of … made:  Whereas the sacrifice makers (hieropoioi) who served when Phrynichos was archon have done so with honor and zeal, both in regard to the procession and the division of the sacrificial meat and all other matters; it was decided by the sacrificing associates to commend the following and to crown them with a golden crown with the value of three hundred drachmas: Antiphanes son of Antisthenes of Kytherros, Nausiphilos son of Nausinikos of Kephalē, and Aristomenes son of Mosch….. on account of the zeal that they have shown towards the sacrificing associates; and that the secretary Thallos have this decree inscribed on a stele and set up in the sanctuary of Bendis….

Translation by: Kloppenborg

[ἔδοξεν τοῖς ὀ]ργεῶσι· Ὀλυμπιόδω| [ρος ․ ․ ․ ․ ․ ․ ․ . ] εἶπεν· ἐπειδὴ οἱ ἱε|[ροποιοὶ οἱ ἐπὶ] Φρυνίχου ἄρχοντ|[ος καλῶς ἐπεμε]λήθησαν καὶ φιλ[ο]||[τίμως τῆς τε πο]μπῆς καὶ τῆς κρε[α]|[νομίας καὶ τῶν] ἄλλων πάντων· ἐψ[η]|[φίσθαι τοῖς ὀργ]εῶσι ἐπαινέσα̣[ι α]|[ὐτοὺς καὶ στεφ]ανῶσαι χρυσῶι [στ]|[εφάνωι ἀπὸ τρια]κοσίων δρα[χμῶν] || [Ἀντιφάνην Ἀντι]σθένους Κυ[θήρρ]|[ιον, Ναυσίφιλον] Ναυσινίκο[υ Κεφ]|[αλῆθεν, Ἀριστομέ]νην Μοσχ․ ․ . ․ ․ | [․ ․ . ․ ․ φιλοτιμία]ς ἕνεκα τ[ῆς εἰς] | [τοὺς ὀργεῶνας. ἀνα]γράψα[ι δὲ τόδ]||[ε τὸ ψήφισμα ἐν στή]λει λ[ιθίνει κ]|[αὶ στῆσαι ἐν τῶι ἱερ]ῶι τ[ῆς Βενδῖ]|[δος τὸν γραμματέα Θ]άλλ[ον - - ]

Item added: September 27, 2012
Item modified: May 2, 2020
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