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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 375


ATHENIAN DECREE ABOUT THE RITES OF APHRODITE PANDEMOS

Greek text:   IG_2².659   ( see also IG_2³.1.879 )
Date:     283/2 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

For some comments on this decree, see J.D.Mikalson, "Religion in Hellenistic Athens", page 107 ( Google Books ) - he points out that the epiphet Pandemos {"Of all the people"} was particularly appropriate for public worship after the restoration of full democracy at Athens.


When Hegesipyle was priestess.

When Euthios was archon, in the twelfth prytany of the Aiantis tribe, with Nausimenes of Cholargos, the son of Nausikydes, acting as secretary of the prytany, on the 30th day of Skirophorion; proposed by Kallias of Hermos, the son of Lysimachos: so that the astynomoi now and in the future may take care of the temple of Aphrodite Pandemos according to our ancestral customs, with good fortune it is resolved by the council that the presidents who are allotted to preside at the next assembly shall introduce the kinsmen of the priestess and raise this matter; and they shall bring the decision of the council to the people, that the astynomoi now and in the future, whenever the procession of Aphrodite Pandemos is held, shall prepare a dove for the cleansing of the temple and anoint the altars and cover the roofs with pitch and wash the seats; and they shall prepare a purple tow . . .

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