Assembly decree concerning sacrifices in cult of Asklepios in Piraeus

IG II2 47 Date: Early iv BC
 
Decree[1] The People decided. Athenodoros proposed. Concerning what the priest of Asklepios, Euthydemos,[2] says, the People shall resolve: in order that the preliminary sacrifices (prothumata) may be offered which Euthydemos the priest of Asklepios recommends (exegetai), and (5) the other sacrifices take place on behalf of the People of the Athenians, the People shall resolve: that the overseers (epistatas) of the Asklepieion shall make the preliminary sacrifices that Euthydemos recommends (exegetai), with money from the quarry set aside for the god, and pay the other money (10) towards the building of the sanctuary; and in order that the Athenians may distribute as much meat as possible, the religious officials (hieropoios) in office shall take care of the festival with respect to what comes from the People (dēmo);[3] and distribute the meat of the leading ox to the prytany members (15) and to the nine archons and the religious officials and those participating in the procession, and distribute the other [meat to the Athenians] . . .