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Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 43.26


ACHARNAI HONOURS PHANOMACHOS AND OINOPHILOS


Greek text:   SEG_43.26
Date:   315/4 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Very few Athenian decrees have survived from the period 317-307 B.C., when the city was under the control of Demetrios of Phaleron. But this inscription shows that local democracy was still functioning in the demes of Attica.

The translation is by D.L.Kellogg, "Marathon Fighters and Men of Maple: Ancient Acharnai", page 209 ( Google Books ). See pages 82-84 of the same book for an analysis of the two decrees.


[A]   Diogenes son of Naukydes proposed. Since Phanomachos, the treasurer during the archonship of Praxiboulos, sacrificed to the gods and the heroes on behalf of the demesmen in his year, and tended to the Dionysia well and honourably with the demarch Oinophilos, and has made a bowl {phialē} weighing one mina of silver according to the law, and has made account of everything which he administered to the city 10 and to the demesmen within the time of the [laws] of the city and of the demesmen, and has surrendered to the Acharnians the money remaining in his care from the housekeeping fund to the amount of 329 drachmas, and has rendered account and seems to have been frugal and acted justly, and of everything [else, administered] well and honourably the things [which] the Acharnians assigned to him;   it is resolved by the Acharnians to praise Phanomachos of Acharnai, the son of Nikodemos, and to crown him with a crown of olive 20 on account of his love of honour and his justice towards the demesmen; and the secretary of the demesmen shall engrave this decision on a stone stele and erect it in the sanctuary of Athena Hippia; and the treasurer shall pay out [twenty] drachmas for the engraving of the stele and render account to the demesmen.

[B]   Diogenes son of Naukydes proposed. Since the demarch Oinophilos and the treasurer Phanomachos and the supervisor of the Dionysia have taken care of the sacrifice to Dionysos well and honourably, [and also of the] procession and the contest, and administer everything else on behalf of the demesmen according to the laws; it is resolved by the Acharnians to praise the demarch Oinophilos son of O[inophilos] and the treasurer Phanomachos son of Nikodemos 10 and the supervisor Leon son of [The]on; [and to crown] each of them with a crown of ivy; and the demarch shall announce these crowns at the contest of the Dionysia of the Acharnians; and the demarch Oinophilos [shall engrave] this decision on a stone stele and erect it in [the sanctuary] of Athena Hippia; and the treasurer Phanomachos shall give twenty drachmas [for the engraving of the stele] and render account to the demesmen; and these men and their descendants shall be given 20 privileged seating in the first bench for all time at the contest of the Dionysia of the Acharnians.


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