Honours for the ephebes of 214/3 and their officersIG II3 1 1166 Date: 213/2 BC
In the archonship of Euphiletos (213/2), in the fourth prytany, of ErechtheisIV, for which Ariston son of Theodoros of RhamnousXII was secretary. On the old and new day (henei kai neai) of Boedromion, the thirteenth of the prytany. Principal Assembly in the theatre. Of the (5) presiding committee Chariteles son of Pamphilos of Aphidna was putting to the vote, and his fellow presiding committee members. The Council and the People decided. Phanomachos son of - of Phyle proposed: since the ephebes of the archonship of Diokles (214/3) have continued to be well-disciplined (eutaktountes) in the gymnasia, and have demonstrated obedience to their commanding officer (kosmētei) and (10) to those appointed as their instructors (didaskalois), and in the [rite (teletei)] of the Mysteries did good and pious service, as they were instructed by the king (basileus) and the managers of the Mysteries, and participated in the processions, and ran the torch races in the other competitions in an orderly (euschēmonōs) and disciplined (eutaktōs) manner, (15) and made the sacrifices to the gods and obtained favourable omens pursuant to the laws and decrees . . . . . . and at the time of the sacrifice on Salamis [at the festival of Ajax (Aianteiois)] they both participated in the procession for Democracy and ran the torch race for the eponymous of the island, and they went out (20) into the country (chōran) as the laws required of them . . . . . . reported that they kept watch . . . and were on guard at the Assemblies, as they were instructed, and carried out the demonstration (apodeixin), both the one in the Council and the one at arms; so that the People may be seen to honour those who show themselves (25) to be of [good service (euchrēstous)] and competent (isous), for good fortune, the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee allotted for the forthcoming Assembly shall place this matter on the agenda, and submit the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to praise the ephebes of the archonship of Diokles (214/3), and crown them with a gold crown (30) for their piety towards the gods and their discipline (eutaxias) and love of honour (philotimias) towards the Council and the People; and they shall be granted permission to set up a painting (pinakos) in whatever place they may choose; and also to praise their physical trainer (paidotribēn), Heortios son of Hermodoros of Acharnai, and their artillery officer (katapaltaphetēn) . . . and their (35) weapons trainer (hoplomachon) . . . . . .