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Translations of Hellenistic Inscriptions: 63


ACCOUNTS OF THE TREASURERS OF THE TEMPLE OF DELOS


Greek text:   IDelos_399A , lines 35-52
Date:   193 B.C.
Tags:     accounts+inventories ,   poets+musicians
Format:   see key to translations

For a description of the treasurers' accounts at Delos, and a translation of a later set of accounts, see BD_130. The excerpts translated here include two of the recurring expenses of a typical Greek state: public statues (often of kings) and performers for games. For the cost of public statues, see the list in J.Ma, "Statues and Cities", p.264 ( Google Books ). E.Csapo, in "The Context of Ancient Drama" (p.204), states that it has been calculated that choral pipers were paid 1500 drachmas each for attending the games at Delos, but the prize at the games was a mere 60 drachmas.



The following public money also was received by us in the sacred chest:

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