Regulations concerning the Eleusinian Mysteries

I Eleus. 19 Date: 470-460 BC (?)
 
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[1]4 lines traces (5) . . . of the cities . . . decides, dedicate . . . if anyone of the . . . either whoever (?) . . . or . . . (10) . . . in order that (?) . . . . . . . . . . . . (15) . . . . . . . . . but if not, each 6 lines traces . . . and . . . (25) . . . and not newer (?) (neoter-) . . . . . . let him use the sanctuary; but if . . . let him not use it; and if . . . these things are to apply in the same way; and if . . . most according to his (?) power; (30) and he shall carry out the exaction; but if he does not turn in the debtor, let him not use the sanctuary; if they dispute (?) (amphisbetosi) not having been summoned on the acropolis (?) (em polei) . . . having come . . . injustice (?) (35) . . . later the Council . . . of the Athenians not . . . of these cities . . . unless he has been convicted in a local court or (40) captured among the enemy; and any city that is not willing shall give and receive court cases with the Athenians according to the judicial conventions (apo chsumbolon).[2]
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. . . . . . . . . . . . (5) for involuntary acts, a simple penalty, for voluntary acts a double penalty; and there shall be a truce for the initiates (mustesin)[3] (10) and for the epoptai,[3] and for the companions (akolouthoisin) and property of the (15) foreigners (othneion) and for all Athenians; and the time of the truce is to begin (20) in the month Metageitnion, from the full moon (dichomenias), and to continue in Boedromion (25) and Pyanopsion until the tenth;[4] and the truce is to apply in all the (30) cities that use the sanctuary and to the Athenians there in the (35) same cities; and for the Lesser (oleizosi) Mysteries[5] the truce is to be (40) in Gamelion from the full moon (dichomenias) and in Anthesterion and in (45) Elaphebolion until the tenth.[4]
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. . . . . . . . . . . . (5) . . . an obol from each [initiate (musto)]; and the (two) - (hier-) shall take half an obol each from each initiate; and the priestess of Demeter[6] (10) shall take at the Lesser Mysteries from each initiate an obol, and at the Greater Mysteries an obol from each initiate; all the obols (15) shall belong to the two Goddesses except for 1,600 drachmas; and from the 1,600 drachmas the priestess shall pay the expenses just (20) as they have been paid until now;[7] and the Eumolpidai and the Kerykes[8] are to take from each initiate five obols from the men, three obols from the women; an initiate who has not paid shall not enter (25) any initiation except for the hearth-initiate; and the Kerykes shall initiate the initiates -, each one, and the Eumolpidai in the same way; but if . . . more (pleios), they shall be fined (30) [a thousand] drachmas at their scrutiny; and those of the Kerykes and Eumolpidai who have reached adulthood (hebosi) may initiate; and the Athenians may use the sacred money (hiero argurio) . . . as they wish, just like (35) the money of Athena on the Acropolis; and the hieropoioi shall look after (tamieuesthai) the money [of the Two Goddesses?] on the Acropolis . . . . . . in the . . . (40) of the orphans . . . the orphan children and the initiates each . . . the initiates who are [initiated?] at Eleusis in the courtyard (aulei) within the (45) sanctuary, and those who are [initiated?] in the city in the Eleusinion. The altar-priest and the [herald?] of the two Goddesses and the priest who (ton ierea ton -) . . . are to take, each of these [an obol?] from (50) each initiate, [sacred to the two Goddesses?][8]
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