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Honors by Sacrificing Associates of the Mother of the Gods for a Priestess (213/212 BCE) Piraeus - Attica

Piraeus (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 213/212 BCE
GRA I 28 = IG II² 1314 = PHI 3529 = AGRW ID# 3914
Copenhagen Inventory info: 361


Marble slab (stele) with a pediment, almost complete, with a slight breakage at the bottom (110 x 44 x 12 cm; letter height: 0.5 cm; stoichedon: 28-34 letters).


In the year that Herakleitοs was leader (archon), in the month of Mounichion, in the regular assembly, Paramonos son of Parmeniskos of Epieikidai, made the following motion: whereas Glaukon, allotted priestess for the year that Euphiletos was leader (archon), carried out her priesthood honorably and in a pious manner, and was ambitious in regard to the other matters that pertain to the goddess, and in order that the sacrificing associates (orgeōnes) should be seen to render thanks to those women who are chosen as priestesses and who are ambitious in regard to the goddess and for the association of sacrificing associates.  For good fortune, it has been resolved by the sacrificing associates to commend Glaukon the priestess and to crown her with an olive wreath on account of the piety that she has shown toward the goddess and the zeal she has shown for the members themselves. They shall also to erect a statue of her in the temple.  And it is resolved to wreath it (i.e. the statue) yearly from that time on during each sacrifice; that the supervisors (epimelētai) should announce the awarding of her wreath; and that the sacrificing associates should inscribe this decree on a monument (stele) and erect it in the sacred precinct of the goddess.

The members honor the priestess Glaukon.

Translation by: Kloppenborg

θεοί. | ἐπὶ Ἡρακλείτου ἄρχοντος· Μουνιχιῶνος | ἀγορᾶι κυρίαι· vv Παράμονος Παρμενίσκου | Ἐπιεικίδης εἶπεν· ἐπειδὴ Γλαῦκον ἱέ|ρεια λαχοῦσα εἰς τὸν ἐνιαυτὸν τὸν ἐπὶ || Εὐφιλήτου ἄρχοντος κ[α]λῶς καὶ εὐσεβῶς | τὴν ἱερωσύνην ἐξήγαγεν καὶ τὰ λοιπὰ | ἐφιλοτιμήθη ὅσα προσῆκεν τεῖ θεῶι, | ὅπως ἂν οὖν καὶ οἱ ὀργεῶνες φαίνωνται || χάριν ἀποδιδόντες ταῖς φιλοτιμουμέ|ναις τῶν λαγχανουσῶν ἱερειῶν εἴς τε | τὴν θεὸν καὶ εἰς τὸ κοινὸν τῶν ὀργεώνων, | ἀγαθεῖ τύχει δεδόχθαι τοῖς ὀργεῶσιν, | ἐπαινέσαι τὴν ἱέρειαν Γλαῦκον καὶ || στεφανῶσαι θαλλοῦ στεφάνωι εὐσε|βείας ἕνεκεν τῆς εἰς τὴν θεὸν καὶ φιλο|τιμίας τῆς εἰς ἑαυτούς· v ἀναθεῖναι δὲ | αὐτῆς καὶ εἰκόνα ἐν τῶι ναῶι· στεφανοῦν | δὲ καὶ εἰς τὸν ἔπειτα χρόνον κατ’ ἐνιαυ||τὸν καθ’ ἑκάστην θυσίαν καὶ ἀναγορεύειν | τὸν στέφανον αὐτῆς τοὺς ἐπιμελητάς. v ἀνα|[γρ]άψαι δὲ τόδε τὸ ψήφισμα τοὺς ὀργεῶνας | ἐν στήλει λιθίνει καὶ στῆσαι ἐν τῶι τεμέ|νει [τῆς θεο]ῦ. vac. || οἱ ὀργεῶνες | τὴν ἱέρειαν | Γλαῦκον. vac.

Item added: October 15, 2012
Item modified: April 29, 2020
ID number: 3914
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