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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 631


ALKESIPPOS DEDICATES MONEY FOR A SACRIFICE AND PUBLIC FEAST AT DELPHI

Greek text:   SGDI_2.2101
Date:     182 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

For a brief analysis of this 'very simple form of foundation', see K. Harter-Uibopuu,"Money for the Polis", pp.121-2 ( academia.edu ).


When Damosthenes was archon, in the month of Poitropios, Alkesippos of Kalydon the son of Boutheras dedicated one hundred and thirty gold pieces and twenty-two minas and thirty staters of silver to the god and to the city of Delphi, on these terms: if Alkesippos suffers anything {dies}, the city of Delphi shall perform a sacrifice and public feast to Pythian Apollo every year, which they shall call Alkesippeia, from the interest produced by the gold and silver. The sacrifice shall be performed in the month of Heraios; and the priests of Apollo and the archon and the prytaneis and all the other citizens shall go in procession from the "threshing-floor" { halos }. The magistrates shall inscribe this in the temple, and the offering shall be valid; and all his other personal possessions shall be dedicated, if he suffers anything, to the god and the city; and Theotima his personal maidservant shall be made free if he suffers anything; and Damippos, Theotima, Ageas and Pisilaos shall perform his burial, using the bronze money that he deposited with them, and they shall render an account of this to the city.

Witnesses:

The testament shall be kept by: Athambos, Ageas and Peisilaos.

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