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Honors by a Synod of Hunters for Antagoros (after 168 BCE) Haliartos - Boeotia

Haliartos (Boeotia, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), after 168 BCE
IG VII 2850 = PHI 146364 = AGRW ID# 23193
Copenhagen Inventory info: 952


Slab. Later, the term kynēgoi would be used for gladiators who fought beasts (search "beast-fighters" on this site). Here it seems to be used in reference to an association of more traditional "hunters." It seems that their patron deity was, appropriately, Artemis the huntress.

When Nikodemos was civic leader (archon) at Athens and when Antagoros son of Antagoros from Otryne subdivision was supervisor in Haliartos, the priest (hiereus) of the Kallistratian Artemis made the proposal:  Since Antagoros son of Antagoros from Otryne, the appointed treasurer (tamias) of the synod (synodos) of hunters (kynēgoi), kept the accounts in a trustworthy and righteous manner and, being put in charge of the restoration of the building (oikos), he conducted himself in a good and righteous manner.  Furthermore, he has done useful things for the synod of beast-fighters.   In order to praise Antagoros son of Antagoros for all these things, it was resolved . . . by the synod (?) . . . of hunters to crown . . . him with a gold crown (?) . . . (remainder lost).

Translation by: Harland

ἄρχοντος Ἀθήνησι Νικοδήμου, | ἐπιμε[λη]τοῦ δὲ ἐ̣ν <Ἁ>λιάρτ<ωι> Ἀ[νταγόρου τ]|οῦ Ἀντ<α>γόρο<υ> Ὀτ[ρ]υνέ[ως, ὁ ἱερε]|[ὺ]ς τῆς Ἀρτέμιδος Καλλίστρα||τος <εἶπε>· ἐπειδὴ Ἀντάγορος Ἀνταγό|ρου Ὀτρυνεὺς ὁ κατασταθεὶς τα|μίας τῆς συνόδου τῶν κυνηγῶν | [τ]ούς τε λόγους καταβέβληται ὀρ|[θῶ]ς καὶ δικαίως, κατασταθεὶς δὲ || [καὶ ἐπ]ὶ τὴν ἐπισκευὴν τοῦ οἴκου κ[α]|λῶς καὶ δικαίως ἀνεστράφη, ἔτι | [δ]ὲ πλείονα εὔχρηστα πεποίηκε [τῇ] | συνόδωι τῶν κυνηγῶν· κατὰ τ[αῦτα] | πάντα ἐπαινέσαι Ἀντάγορον [Ἀντ]||α[γόρ]ο[υ], δεδόχθαι τ[ε τῇ συνόδῳ τῶν κυ]|<ν>η<γῶ>ν, στεφ<α>νῶ<σ>[αι αὐτὸν χρυσῷ στεφάν]|ωι [— — —].

Item added: February 25, 2016
Item modified: September 4, 2020
ID number: 23193
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