Council decree on repairs to the Asklepieion, 51/0 BC

IG II2 1046 Date: 51/0 BC
 
For the good fortune of the Council and People of the Athenians. In the archonship of Lysandros son of Apolexis (52/1), in the twelfth prytany, of PandionisIII, for which Gaios son of Gaios of Halai was secretary. Twenty-third day of Skirophorion, twenty-third day (5) of the prytany. Council in the Council chamber (bouleutēriōi). Of the presiding committee, Theangelos son of Theangelos of Aithalidai was putting to the vote, and his fellow members of the presiding committee. The Council decided. Meniskos son of Philokles of Kolonai proposed:[1] since, having made an approach to the Council, the allotted priest of Asklepios and Hygieia (10) for the year after the archonship of Lysandros (i.e. 51/0), Diokles son of Diokles of Kephisia the younger[2] demonstrates that the doorways (thurōmata) of what was formerly the entrance to the sanctuary (hieron), are in ruins, similarly also the roof behind the gateway (propulou) and even the temple (naon) of the ancient foundation (aphidrumatos) of Asklepios and of Hygieia (are in ruins),[3] and, owing to this, (15) he requests the Council to permit him, in repairing (the sanctuary) from his own resources, to install doors on the old gateway, and to roof the back part of the gateway, and (repair) the temple opposite the entrance, in order to restore the sanctuary to its old state (taxin).[4] For good fortune, the Council shall decide to permit Diokles son of Diokles of Kephisia (20) the younger to make the dedication (anathesin) of the doors and to roof the back part of the gateway, and to repair the old [temple], just as he requests, and to make this inscription on the doors and the roof: “Diokles son of Diokles of Kephisia, the younger, having become priest in the (25) year of the archonship of Lysiades (51/0), dedicated the doors and the roof at the back of the gateway to Asklepios and Hygieia and the People,” and on the temple, similarly: “Diokles son of Diokles of Kephisia the younger, having become priest in the year of the archonship of Lysiades (51/0), having repaired the temple from his own resources, (30) dedicated (this) to Asklepios and Hygieia and the [People],”[5] so that, these things being accomplished, the Council may behave piously (eusebōs) in matters relating to the divine (theion), and others may become zealots (zēlōitai) for the same things.[6]