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Honors (frag.) by a Society of the Goddess Bendis for Leaders [1] (272/271 BCE) Salamis island - Attica

Salamis island (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 272/271 BCE
M.J. Osborne, "Five Hellenistic Decrees of the Salaminian Thiasotai of Bendis," ΗΟΡΟΣ 17–21 (2009-2004), 657-672, at 658-660 (no. 1) (revised reading of IG based on the facsimile by Boeckh) = IG II² 1317 = SEG 3 (1927), no. 127 = PHI 3532 = AGRW ID# 22907
Copenhagen Inventory info: 270


The stone is now lost. In the transcription of the Greek below, underdots represent (likely) missing letters in the original copy (rather than missing or partially missing letters on the stone itself) by M. Fourmont in the 1720s (see Osborne, who uses diamond brackets for these corrections of the modern copy).

When Lysitheidas was civic leader (archon) on the second of the month of Skirophorion at a regular assembly, . . . Name proposed:

Since the treasurer (tamias) and the appointed (?) fellow-supervisors (synepimelētai) have–in a good and honor-loving manner (?)–supervised the sacrifices . . . appropriate to them and all the other sacrifices which (?) . . .  concern the association (koinon) of society-members (thiasōtai = thiasitai), and . . . they have provided records of all the expenses (?).  To good fortune!  It was resolved by the society-members . . . to praise the supervisor (?),  . . . to crown each of them with an olive . . . crown on account of their love of honor and righteousness.  They are Nikias the treasurer, . . . Name the supervisor, . . . (further names of supervisors missing), . . . Name the supervisor, Stratokles the secretary (grammateus). . .  They also resolved to praise the priest (?) Name . . .  and for the treasurer to allocate 15 (?) . . . drachmas for them to set up the monument. . .   Now let the supervisors who receive the money set it up in the temple of Bendis . . . (remainder largely lost).

Translation by: Harland

ἐπὶ Λυ[σ]ιθείδου ἄρχ̣οντος Σκ̣ι̣ρ̣οφοριῶ̣νος̣ δευτέρα[ι· ἱσταμένου, ἀγορᾶι κυρίαι. .ca. 2-4. .]|σῖνος εἶπεν· ἐπει[δ]ὴ [ὁ] ταμίας καὶ οἱ συνεπιμ̣ελητ[αὶ οἱ κατασταθέντες καλῶς καὶ φιλοτί]|μως ἐπεμ̣ελήθησα̣ν τ̣ῶ̣ν τε θυσ[ιῶν ὧ]ν π[ροσῆκεν αὐτοῖς καὶ τῶν ἄλλων ἁπάντων τῶν] | περὶ τ̣ὸ κ̣οινὸν τῶν θιασωτῶν καὶ [τοὺς λόγους ἀποδεδώκασιν τῶν ἀναλωμάτων ἁπάν]||τῶν· ἀγαθῆι τύχηι δεδόχθαι τοῖς θιασ[ώταις ἐπαινέσαι τοὺς ἐπιμελητὰς καὶ στε]|φανῶ̣σαι̣ [ἕ]κασ̣τον [αὐ]τῶν θαλλοῦ σ[τεφάνωι φιλοτιμίας τε ἕνεκεν καὶ δικαιοσύ]|νης Νικίαν ταμίαν, [. . .]σίαν ἐπι[μελητὴν, — — ἐπιμελητήν, — —]|να ἐπιμελητὴν, Στρατοκ̣λῆν γρα̣[μματέα· ἐπαινέσαι δὲ καὶ τὸν ἱερέα — —]|δω̣ρον· μερίσαι {δὲ} αὐ̣[τ]οῖ[ς τ]ὸ̣[ν] ταμ̣[ίαν — — ΔΠ δρ]||[αχ]μὰς εἰς ἀν[άθεσιν· τὸ δὲ ἀργύριον λαβόντες οἱ ἐπιμεληταὶ ἀναθέτωσαν ἐν τῶι] | ἱερῶι̣ τ̣ῆς [Β]ενδῖδο[ς — — —] | vac. [— — —] | Νικίαν [{name}] | [{name}].

Item added: February 19, 2016
Item modified: April 6, 2020
ID number: 22907
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