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Sylloge Inscriptionum Graecarum: 696


THE ATHENIANS REINTRODUCE THE PYTHAIS AT DELPHI


Greek text:   FD_3.2.7 ,   FD_3.2.29
Date:   138 B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

Under this heading, Sylloge³ collected the inscriptions referring to the celebration of the Pythaïs in the year that it was reintroduced, in 138 B.C. ( see Syll_698 ). This first Pythaïs was not performed on such a lavish scale as the subsequent events, from 128 B.C. onwards.

Two of the inscriptions have not been translated here: B ( FD_3.2.11 - Greek text ), a list of the 39 boys who formed the chorus of the Pythaïs; and D ( FD_3.2.23 - Greek text ), a list of 58 men who are assumed to the ephebes for 138 B.C.


[A]   With good fortune.   When Timokritos was archon at Delphi, and Timarchos was archon [at Athens], these men were sent [out] by the Athenian people:


[C]   [These girls] were sent out by the Athenian people as kanephoroi with the Pythaïs:



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