Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 417


Greek text:   FD_3.3.203
Date:     272 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Here, unlike the other decrees concerning theft of sacred money, it is specifically stated that the money was stolen from the temple at Delphi; see D.Cohen, "Theft in Athenian Law", page 109 ( Google Books ).

In the year of Archiadas as archon, at the spring assembly, with the following men acting as hieromnemon:

It is resolved by the hieromnemones: since Satyros of Thyrrheion in Acarnania, the son of Nikomachos, and Teisandros of Bouttos in Aetolia, the son of Mikkinas, and Phainion of Megara, the son of Kallikles, revealed to the god that money had been stolen from the votive offerings of the Phokians in the temple, and they identified the temple-robbers, and recovered the money which had been stolen from the temple; and all the property of the temple-robbers has been confiscated and dedicated to the god; therefore it is resolved by the hieromnemones to grant to Satyros and Teisandros and Phainion: priority in receiving justice, security, and the same rights as are awarded to the others who have these privileges, both to themselves and to their descendants, because they have clearly acted well towards the god.

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