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Lease of a Garden by Sacrificing-associates to Thrasyboulos (333/332 BCE) Athens - Attica

Athens (Attica, Greece and Macedonia — Pleiades map), 333/332 BCE
SEG 24 (1969), no. 203 = BE (1950), no. 72a = PHI 292128 = Greek Economic Inscriptions 012 = AGRW ID# 25071
Copenhagen Inventory info: 246


Five fragments of a slab of white marble. Now in the Epigraphical Museum of Athens (inv. 13051).


According to this, Karops of Phaleron subdivision and the sacrificing-associates of the hero leased the garden to Thrasyboulos of Alopeke subdivision at a rate of 20 drachmas each year for thirty years.  Now the rent is to be paid in the month of Thargelia.  If he wants, Thrasyboulos may build in the area beyond the water-drain using his own funds.  When the time of the lease runs out (or: is cancelled), Thrasyboulos is to leave, taking with him the tile-work, woodwork, and doors, if no one among Karops and the sacrificing-associates persuades him otherwise.  Thrasyboulos set up the plaque (stele) in the temple with a copy of the terms of the agreement.   Time: when Nikokrates was leading as civic leader (archon).  Now the temple is to be declared pure.

Translation by: Harland

θεοί. | κατὰ τ[άδ]ε ἐμίσθωσεν | Χάροψ [Φ]αληρεὺς καὶ ο|ἱ ὀργ[εῶ]νες τοῦ ἡρώιο || τὸν [κῆπ]ον Θρασυβούλ|ωι Ἀ[λωπε]κῆθεν εἴκοσι | δραχ[μῶν] τοῦ ἐνιαυτο͂ | ἑ̣κάστου ἔτη τριάκον|τα· ἀποδιδόναι δὲ τὴν || μίσθωσιν ἐ[ν] τῶι Θαργ|ηλιῶνι· ἐνοι [κ]οδομεῖ|σθαι δὲ Θρασ[ύ]βουλον | ἐάν τι βούληται τοῖς | αὑτοῦ τέλ[ε]σιν ἐν τῶι || χωρίωι τῶι ἔξω τοῦ ὀχ|ετοῦ· ἐπειδὰν δὲ ἐξ<ή>κ|ει ὁ χρόνος τῆς μισθω|σεως ἀπιέναι Θρασύβ|ουλον λαβόντα τὸν κέ||<ρ>αμον καὶ τὰ ξύλα κ<α>ὶ | τὰ θυρώματα, ἐὰμ μή τι | αὐτὸν πεί<θ>ει Χάροψ v | καὶ οἱ ὀργεῶνες· στήσ|αι δὲ στήλην Θρασύβο||υλον ἐν τῶι ἱερῶι ἀντ|ίγραφα τῶνδε τῶν συν|θηκῶν. χρόνος· ἀρχει Ν|ικοκράτης ἄρχων. χρη|σ<θ>αι δὲ τῶι ἱερῶι κα||θ̣αρῶι. vac.

Item added: February 12, 2020
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