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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 596


THE LEAGUE OF ATHENE ILIAS HONOURS AN AGORANOMOS FROM PARION

Greek text:   IMT_191
Date:     soon after 200 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

For a slightly earlier inscription about the festival of Panathenaia, see SEG_53.1373. The agoranomos was the officer in charge of the market-place, and so might be expected to manage the corn supply; but he clearly took on other responsibilities, such as arranging medical care - see M.Dillon, "Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece", page 134 ( Google Books ).


[Resolution] of the councillors at the festival of Panathenaia.

[With good fortune, a decision] of the councillors: since [. . . of Parion, the son of . . . ] son of Zopyros, [who was appointed] by the people [of Parion] to be agoranomos at the [new] Panathenaia with ...doros son of Lykophron and the other agonothetes, has [honourably] and justly performed his duties as agoranomos along with his colleagues, and has managed the supply [of corn, so that] the residents could buy it [as cheaply as possible], and has taken [every] care of the other merchandise, and [has provided] a doctor to treat those who fell ill at the festival; [therefore since] it is fitting [to commemorate] noble men with decrees, it is resolved by the councillors [to praise] the people of Parion . . .

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