Decree of [Eumolpidai] honouring Aristokles of Perithoidai, the hierophantI Eleusis 234 Date: ca. 149/8 BC?
I Eleusis 233
In the archonship of Lysiades (ca. 149/8), on the sixteenth of Pyanopsion by divine reckoning (kata theon), but the fifth according to the archon, at the Principal Meeting in the [Eleusinion?], Amynomachos son of Eukles of Halai proposed: since the hierophant (5) Aristokles of Perithoidai continues to be well-disposed towards the Eumolpidai, privately to each and collectively to all, and appointed hierophant in the archonship of Hermogenes (183/2) he renewed the writing up of the - ? from the ancient archives (grammateiōn) in the Eleusinion (10) according to which the hierophant in office was required to . . . the Eumolpidai wrote down (sunegrapsan) . . . and in accordance with the decree of Philonautes and the other decrees of the People, wrote down finely the instructions for the introductory sacrifices with the participation of the Eumolpidai, with every [preparation (paraskeuēs)?] (15) and love of honour (philotimias), and introduced a decree that the (scil. procedure for the) introduction should be written up on a stone stele in the Eleusinion; and when many sacrifices had been omitted for a number of years because of the critical times, he both sacrificed in every year himself, and having made (20) an approach to the Council and explained about them he sanctioned a decree in order that there should be many sources of revenue from which sacrifices for the rites might be carried out for the gods according to ancestral tradition . . . of the traditional competition . . . (25) . . . . . .
I Eleusis 234 . . . praise . . . so therefore that there should be an incentive for all [to show love of honour towards the Eumolpidai, knowing that] they will obtain thanks worthy [of their creditable behaviour towards the genos of the Eumolpidai] . . . [for good fortune, the Eumolpidai shall decide to praise] (5) the hierophant Aristokles [of Perithoidai] . . . and crown him with a myrtle crown [for his piety towards the genos?] [and] towards the gods . . . . . . the gathering (sunagōgēn) . . . . . . of Aristokles and . . . (10) all the [sacrifices] to Demeter . . . . . . when the [People?] were brought together (sunachthentos) . . . the office of hierophant; and in order that [everyone may know that] the genos of the [Eumolpidai continues] to be grateful . . . [to write up this decree] on three stone stelai [and stand one] . . . , another in (15) the Eleusinion in the city, and another . . . . . . the . . . . . .