Honours for the managers of the MysteriesIG II3 1 1164 Date: 214/3 BC
In the archonship of Diokles (214/3), in the thirteenth prytany, of HippothontisXI, for which Aristophanes son of Stratokles of KeiriadaiXI was secretary. Decrees of the Council. On (5) the third of Skirophorion, the third of the prytany. Council in the Council chamber. Of the presiding committee Phanokles son of Hippomachos of Angele was putting to the vote, and his fellow presiding committee members. The Council and the People decided. (10) Demokrates son of Sounieus of Kolonai proposed: since the managers (epimelētai) of the Mysteries elected for the year of Diokles' archonship made the sacrifices, which are proper to them during the year to Demeter and the Girl (Korēi) and the other gods (15) to whom it is traditional on behalf of the Council and People and the children and women, and sacrificed the preliminary sacrifices (prothumata) which are required, and prepared the cart (zeugos) at their own expense for the conveyance of the holy things, and donated to the Council what (money) had been allocated to them for the cost of the cart, (20) and managed the drive to the sea (tēs halade elaseōs) and the reception of Iakchos at Eleusis, and likewise the Mysteries that took place by Agrai twice in the year because of the celebration of the Eleusinia, and despatched to the (25) Eleusinia a bull for sacrifice, and distributed the meat to the Council of six hundred and fifty, and concerning all these things they returned accounts (logous) to the auditors (logistas) and to the Metroon and rendered accounts (euthunas) in (30) the jury court according to the laws, and spent from their own resources on everything else that was fitting for the sacrifices, showing love of honour towards the Council and the People; in order therefore that there may be an incentive (ephamillon) for honour-loving behaviour (35) for those who know that they will obtain thanks worthy of their benefactions, for good fortune, the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee allotted to preside at the forthcoming Assembly shall place these matters on the agenda, and submit (40) the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to praise the managers of the Mysteries in the archonship of Diokles, Thrasykles son of - of Auridai, Niketes son of Niketes of P-, (45) and crown each of them with a myrtle crown for their piety towards the gods and their love of honour towards the Council and People; and on their continuing to show love of honour in the future they may also obtain other benefits (50) from the People, whatever they may be deemed to be worthy of; and the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on two stone stelai [and stand one in the courtyard] of the sanctuary [at Eleusis, and the other . . . ] (55) . . . . . .