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Honors by Society-Members of Zeus Labraundos for their Treasurer (299/298 BCE) Piraeus - Attica

Piraeus (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 299/298 BCE
GRA I 13 = IG II² 1271 = PHI 3485 = AGRW ID# 3643


Marble tablet, broken at the top (62 x 30 x 8 cm; letter height: 0.7 cm; non-stoichedon: 39-45 letters). The association consists of immigrants.

the motion that was proposed by . . . Name: Whereas Menis son of Mnesitheos continues to be well-disposed towards the society-members (thiasōtai) and is ambitious with respect to the temple, and now having been chosen treasurer in the year that Euktemon was civic leader (archon), undertook all his responsibilities honorably and ambitiously, and built both the portico and the pediment of the temple of Zeus Labraundos in a manner worthy of the god and managed the association’s affairs honorably and fairly without reproach, performing his duty for all the society-members, both before and during the time he assumed office as treasurer, and he expended funds from his own income for the temple unflinchingly, displaying the favorable disposition that he had towards the society-members, and worthily enacting the priesthood of the god.  Therefore, on account of all these things it was resolved by the society-members to commend Menis son of Mnesitheos of Herakleia and to crown him with an olive wreath, and also to set up a votive image of him in the temple, wherever seems appropriate, writing it on a tablet according to the law, in order, so that it may be evident to all who desire to be ambitious in regard to the temple that they shall be honored fittingly, everyone who acts as a benefactor to the society members. Let them inscribe this decree on a monument (stele) and set it up in the temple of the god.


Translation by: Kloppenborg

- - - ] ο̣κλῆς εἶπεν· ἐπειδὴ Μῆνις | [Μνησιθέου διατελεῖ] εὔνους ὢν τοῖς θιασώταις καὶ φιλο|[τιμούμενος π]ερὶ τὸ ἱερὸν καὶ νῦν αἱρεθεὶς ταμίας ἐπ|[ὶ Εὐκτήμ]ονος ἄρχοντος καλῶς καὶ φιλοτίμως πάσ||[ας τὰς] ἐπιμελείας ὑπέστη καὶ τό τε πρόστωιον καὶ | [τ]ὸ [ἀ]έτωμα τοῦ ἱεροῦ τοῦ Διὸς τοῦ Λαβραύνδου ἐπε|[τέ]λεσεν ἀξίως τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ τὰ κοινὰ καλῶς καὶ δικαί|ως διεχείρισεν ἀνένκλητον παρέχων ἑαυτὸν πᾶσ|ι τοῖς θιασώταις ἔκ τε τῶν πρότερον χρόνων καὶ ἀφ’ οὗ ε||ἰς τὴν ἐπιμέλειαν τῆς ταμιείας εἰσῆλθεν καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἰ|δίων τῶν ἑαυτοῦ προσανήλωσεν ἀργύριον ἀπροφασί|στως εἰς τὸ ἱερὸν φανερὰν ποιούμενος τὴν εὔνοιαν ἣ|ν ἔχει εἰς τοὺς θιασώτας καὶ τὴν ἱερωσύνην ἀξίως ἱερε|ώσατο τοῦ θεοῦ· ὑπὲρ οὖν τούτων ἁπάντων δεδόχθαι το||ῖς θιασώταις, ἐπαινέσαι Μῆνιν Μνησιθέου Ἡρακλεώτην | καὶ στεφανῶσαι αὐτὸν θαλλοῦ στεφάνωι· ἀναθεῖναι | δ’ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰκόνα τοῦ ἱεροῦ οὗ ἂν εἶ κάλλιστον γράψαν|τας ἐν πίνακι κατὰ τὸν νόμον, ὅπως ἂν εἶ πᾶσιν φαν|ερὸν τοῖς βουλομένοις φιλοτιμε〚με〛ῖσθαι {φιλοτιμεῖσθαι} περὶ τὸ ἱερὸν || ὅτι <τι>μηθήσονται κατ’ ἀξίαν ἕκαστος ὧν ἂν εὐεργετή|σει τοὺς θιασώτας. ἀναγράψαι δὲ τόδε τὸ ψήφισμα ἐν | στήλει λιθίνει ἐν τῶι ἱερῶι τοῦ θεοῦ.

Item added: September 28, 2012
Item modified: February 25, 2016
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