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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 400


ATHENS HONOURS THE PRYTANEIS OF THE ANTIOCHIS TRIBE

Greek text:   IG_2².674   ( see also IG_2³.1.900 )
Date:     273/2 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

For some comments on the significance of this decree, see J.D.Mikalson, "Religion in Hellenistic Athens", pp.113-5 ( Google Books ).


When Glaukippos was archon, in the fourth prytany of the Antiochis tribe, with Euthoinos of Myrrhinous, the son of ...ritus, as secretary; on the 29th day of Pyanopsion, in assembly; Hegesilochos of Peiraieus, the son of Kephisodotos, and the other presidents put it to the vote on behalf of the presidents; it was resolved by the people, as proposed by Euthymachos of Xypete, the son Euthippos: concerning the report of the prytaneis of the Antiochis tribe, that they sacrificed offerings before the assemblies to Apollo Prostaterios and the other gods, as is traditional, and they sacrificed at the Stenia to Demeter and Korē from their own resources, on behalf of the council and people; with good fortune it is resolved by the people to accept the good omens which they say occurred in the sacrifices which they made on behalf of the health and safety of the council and the people of Athens and all others who are well-disposed towards the people; and since the prytaneis have made the appropriate sacrifices in a fine and honourable fashion, and have taken good care of all the other matters which the laws and the decrees of the people assigned to them, therefore to praise the prytaneis of the Antiochis tribe and to crown them with a golden crown as is customary, on account of their piety towards the gods and their honourable conduct towards the Athenian people; and so that they may sacrifice at the Chalkeia to Athene, Archegetis of the city, and the rites of the gods may be carried out in a proper and pious fashion by the council and the people, the people shall approve whatever funds are necessary to grant to the prytaneis for the performance of the sacrifice; and the treasurer of the military fund and the stewards shall provide whatever funds the people decide to approve; and money shall be made available from the funds set aside by the council for decrees. The secretary of the prytany shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and place it in the prytaneion; and the stewards shall provide for cost of inscribing the stele.

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