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Honors by Sacrificing Associates for the Priestess of Syrian Aphrodite (97/96 BCE) Athens - Attica

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 97/96 BCE
GRA I 44 = IG II² 1337 = PHI 3553 = AGRW ID# 3949
Copenhagen Inventory info: 228


Slab (stele) of Pentelic marble broken at the base (47 x 52 x 10.5 cm; letter height: 1.0 cm; non-stoichedon: 42-50 letters).

Gods!  In the year that Herakleitos was leader (archon), in the month of Skirophorion, in regular assembly, the sacrificing associates (orgeōnes) approved the motion made by Satyros son of Meniskos of the deme Aixone: Concerning the things which the priestess of Syrian Aphrodite, Nikasis daughter of Philiskos of Korinthos, reports about the sacrifices that she sacrificed both to Syrian Aphrodite and to the others gods, which is ordained by ancestral custom, – for good fortune – the sacrificing associates resolved to acknowledge the benefactions that have occurred in the temples on behalf of the sacrificing associates and . . . in order that also the sacrificing associates shall be seen imparting worthy thanks and honoring in a worthy manner those who are ambitious, towards both the goddess and the association of sacrificing associates, and to commend the priestess. . .

Translation by: Kloppenborg

θεοί. | ἐπὶ Ἡρακλείτου ἄρχοντος· Σκιροφοριῶνος ἀγορᾶι κυρίαι· | ἔδοξεν τοῖς ὀργεῶσιν· v Σάτυρος Μενίσκου Αἰξω[νεὺς] | εἶπεν· περὶ ὧν ἀπαγγέλλει ἡ ἱ<έ>ρεια τῆς Συρίας θ[εοῦ] || Νικασὶς Φιλίσκου Κορινθία περὶ τῶν θυσ[ιῶν ὧν ἔθυεν] | τεῖ τε Ἀφροδίτει τεῖ Συρίαι καὶ τοῖς ἄλλοις θε[οῖς οἷς πάτρι]|ον ἦν, v ἀγαθεῖ τύχει τὰ μὲν ἀγαθὰ δέ[χεσθαι τὰ γεγονότα] | ἐν τοῖς ἱεροῖς ὑπέρ τε τῶν ὀργεώ[νων καὶ — — — ]· | ὅπως [ἂ]ν οὖν καὶ οἱ ὀργεῶν[ες φαίνωνται [ — — — χά]||ριτας ἀπονέμοντες [καὶ τιμῶντες καταξίως τοὺς φιλο]|τιμουμένους [εἴς τε τὴν θεὸν καὶ τὸ κοινὸν τῶν ὀργεώνων, ἐπαι]|νέσαι τὴν ἱ[έρειαν — — — ]

Item added: October 16, 2012
Item modified: April 2, 2020
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