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Honors by a Society of the Goddess Bendis for Leaders [2] (251/250 BCE) Salamis island - Attica

Salamis island (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 251/250 BCE
M.J. Osborne, "Five Hellenistic Decrees of the Salaminian Thiasotai of Bendis," ΗΟΡΟΣ 17–21 (2009-2004), 657-672, at 660-661 (no. 2) = SEG 2 (1924), no. 10 + SEG 53 (2003), no. 162 = SEG 59 (2009), no. 152 = PHI 290051 = AGRW ID# 22915
Copenhagen Inventory info: 270


Slab found in the area of the acropolis.


When Thersilochos was civic leader (archon), on the second of Skirophorion in the regular assembly, Nikias proposed:

Since the supervisors (epimelētai) who were appointed by the association (koinon) have supervised the sacrifices to the gods and all the other things concerning the association in a good and honor-loving manner, and they provided records of the expenses.  To good fortune.  It was resolved by the society-members (thisōtai = thiasitai) to praise them and to crown each one of them with an olive crown on account of their virtue and righteousness:  Rhythmos the supervisor, Onesimos the supervisor, Ophelion the supervisor, Dokimos the treasurer (tamias), Stratokles the secretary (grammateus), and Eleusinios the priest (hiereus).

(Each name in a crown:)






Translation by: Harland

θεο[ί]. | ἐπὶ Θερσιλόχου ἄρχοντος, Σκιροφοριῶνος δευτέραι ἱσ|ταμένου, κυρίαι ἀγορᾶι· Νικίας εἶπεν· ἐπειδὴ οἱ ἐπιμελη|ταὶ οἱ κατασταθέντες ὑπὸ τοῦ κοινοῦ καλῶς καὶ φιλοτί||μως ἐπεμελήθησαν τῶν τε θυσιῶν τοῖς θεοῖς καὶ τῶν ἄλ|λων ἁπάντων τῶν περὶ τὸ κοινὸν καὶ τοὺς λόγους ἀπέδω|καν τῶν ἀνηλωμένων, ἀγαθῆι τύχηι· δεδόχθαι τοῖς θια|σώταις ἐπαινέσαι αὐτοὺς καὶ στεφανῶσαι ἕκαστον αὐ|τῶν θαλλοῦ στεφάνωι ἀρετῆς ἕνεκα καὶ δικαιοσύνης ∶ || Ῥύθμον ἐπιμελητήν, Ὀνήσιμον ἐπιμελητήν, Ὠφελίωνα ἐπι|μελητήν, ταμίαν Δόκιμον, γραμματέα Στρατοκλῆν, Ἐλευσί|νιον ἱερέα.
{in a crown:} Ῥύθμον
{in a crown:} Ὀνήσιμον
{in a crown:} Ὠφελίωνα
{in a crown:} Δόκιμον
{in a crown:} Στρατοκλῆν

Item added: February 19, 2016
Item modified: April 6, 2020
ID number: 22915
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