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Honors by a Society of Artemis for their Secretary and Treasurer (248/247 BCE) Athens - Attica

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 248/247 BCE
GRA I 20 = IG II² 1298 = PHI 3512 = AGRW ID# 3765
Copenhagen Inventory info: 269


Tablet of marble, broken at the top and bottom and found near the Dipylon gate (59 x 38 x 9.0 cm; letter height: 0.5cm; stoichedon: 34 letters).

Mene – Dorion Noumenios Pheidias Sosigenees Dies

Kallistion Dorkion Kompse Simale Melis

For good fortune! In the year that Diomedon was leader (archon), month of Skirophorion, at the regular meeting: Dionysios son of Name . . . made the following motion: be it resolved by the association of society members (thiasōtai): Whereas the aforementioned have acted honorably and piously in all matters and in regard to the gods, let the members set up a monument (stele) in the temple of Artemis and inscribe the names of all of the society members on it and also inscribe the names of the priests who happened to serve in the year that Diomedon was leader (archon), if it is agreed by the association that they properly administered the things pertaining to the gods. And be it resolved also to inscribe the names of the associates (synthiasōtai) who join, once they have contributed the share of the money that is their due in the fund (eranos), in accordance with the law. Each shall register himself and his dues with the treasurer and the secretary.

The treasurer Dionysios.

The secretary Theopropos.

Translation by: Kloppenborg

(column 1, line 1) [Μ]ενε[- - -] | [Δ]ωρίων | [Ν]ουμήνιος | [Φ]ειδίας | [Σω]σιγένης || [Δίη]ς
(column 2, line 1) Κα[λλίστιο]ν | Δόρκιον | Κόμψη | Σιμάλη || Μηλίς vac. | [ἀγα]θῆι τύχηι· ἐπὶ Διομέδοντος ἄρχοντος, Σ|[κιρ]οφοριῶνος ἀγορᾶι κυρίαι· Διονύσιος Τ|․․․․ιος εἶπεν· δεδόχθαι τῶι κοινῶι τῶν θι|[ασω]τῶν· vac. ἐπεὶ τά τε ἄλλα πράττουσιν καλῶς || [κ]αὶ εὐσεβῶς τὰ κατὰ τοὺς θεούς, ἀναθεῖναι | [α]ὐτοὺς καὶ στήλην ἐν τῶι ἱερῶι τῆς Ἀρτέμι|[δο]ς καὶ τὰ ὀνόματα ἀναγράψαι τῶν θιασωτῶ|[ν π]άντων, ἀναγράφειν δὲ καὶ τῶν ἱερειῶ̣ν τῶ|[ν ἀ]ε̣ὶ̣ γενομένων κατ’ [ἐ]νιαυτὸν ἀπὸ Διομέδο||[ν]τος ἄρχοντος ἐὰν δόξει τῶι κοινῶι ὀρθῶς ἐ|[π]ιμεμελῆσθαι τῶν κατὰ τὴν θεόν· vac. ἀναγράφ|ειν δὲ καὶ τῶν ἐπεισιόντων συνθιασωτῶν v| τὰ ὀνόματα ἐπὰν καταβάλωσιν τὸ ἐπιβάλλο|[ν] αὐτοῖς τοῦ ὑπάρχοντος ἀργυρίου κατὰ τὸ||[ν ν]ό[μον] ἐν τῶι ἐράνωι· vac. ἐνγραφέτω δὲ ἕκαστ|ος αὑτὸν τῶι αὑτοῦ ἀναλώματι μετὰ τοῦ ταμ|[ί]ου καὶ τοῦ γραμματέως. vac.
(column 1, line 23) τὸν ταμί|αν || Διονύσιον
(column 2, line 23) | τὸν γραμ|ματέα || Θεόπροπον.

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