Honours for the ephebes of 197/6 and their officers

IG II3 1 1256 Date: 196/5 BC
 
In the archonship of Tychandros (196/5), in the third prytany, of AttalisXII, for which Sosigenes of MarathonX was secretary. On the eighth intercalated ninth of Boedromion (Boēdromiōnos enatei histamenou, ogdoei tōn embolimōn),[1] the thirtieth of the prytany. Assembly in the theatre. Of the presiding committee Aischrion son of Aischrion of Auridai (5) was putting to the vote, and his fellow presiding committee members. The Council and the People decided. Euboulos son of Aristaichmos of Acharnai proposed: since those who were ephebes in the archonship of Sositeles (197/6) continually obeyed their commander (kosmētei) and their trainers (didaskalois), and served (eleitourgēsan) in the processions proper to themselves in both cities,[2] and lifted (ēranto)[3] the bovines by themselves (di' heautōn), and ran (10) the torch races in a beautiful (kalōs) and orderly (euschēmonōs) manner, as well as all the other competitions proper to themselves, and took care of the guarding (phulakēs) of the cities,[2] obeying their commander (kosmētei) and the generals, according to their orders, and have handed over to their successors in peace,[4] and offered to the gods the sacrifices proper to themselves, and at the Proerosia at Eleusis (15) they lifted (ēranto)[3] the bovines, and joined in undertaking (sunantelabonto) the cleaning up (anakatharseōs) and . . . of the Lyceum, and took charge jointly, with the generals and their commander, of fighting fires in the countryside (eis tēn chōran epi tas boētheias tou puros), and watched over (ephēdreusan) every Assembly, also escorting the councillors down to the city,[5] and made the demonstration (apodeixin) in arms at the Epitaphia (20) and [in the Council] in accordance with the laws. In order therefore that there should always be an incentive (ephamillon) for those who are ephebes to be disciplined and obedient to those appointed by the People to be in charge of their orderliness (eukosmian); and in order that the Council and the People may be seen to be honouring those who are worthy, for good fortune, the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee allotted for the forthcoming Assembly shall place these matters on the agenda, and submit the opinion (25) of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to praise those who were ephebes in the archonship of Sositeles (197/6), and crown them with a gold crown for their excellence (aretēs) and good-will towards the Council and the People; and to praise also their commanding officer (kosmētēn), Chremes son of Theo . . . ides of Myrrhinoutta, for the good-will and love of honour (philotimias), which he (30) continually shows towards the Council and the People; and to announce this crown at the new competition of the Dionysia, and at the gymnastic competitions of the Panathenaia and Eleusinia and Ptolemaia; and the generals shall take care of the announcement of the crowns; and they shall have permission to set up a painting (pinakos) in whatever place they may choose; and to praise also their physical trainer (paidotribēn), Hermodoros son of Heortios (35) of Acharnai and their weapons trainer (hoplomachon), Nikomachos son of Nikomachos of Aphidna, and their artillery officer (katapaltaphetēn), Neandros son of Pedieus of Kerameis, and their archery trainer (toxotēn), Pharos son of Pe- of Philaidai, and their secretary, Kriton son of Polemaios of Athmonon, and crown each of them with a foliage crown; and the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it [in the Agora]; (40) and the administrator shall allocate the expenditure accrued.
In the archonship of Archippos (194/3),[6] in the eleventh prytany, of PtolemaisV, for which Archonides of SounionXII was secretary. Decrees of the People. On the penultimate day (deuterai met' eikadas) of Thargelion, the twenty-ninth of the prytany. Assembly in Piraeus. Of the presiding committee -os son of Nikainetos of Lamptrai was putting to the vote, and his fellow presiding committee members. (45) The Council and the People decided. -aros son of Deinias of Philaidai proposed: since Chremes, the commander (kosmētēs) in the archonship of Sositeles (197/6), fulfilled his office well (kalōs) and in accordance with the laws, . . . [continually . . . ] all the ephebes (?) . . . [to those ordered?] by the generals . . . all the others (50) . . . foresight … of the Council and the People . . . their words or account (logous) . . . in accordance with the laws. In order therefore that there should be an incentive (ephamillon) for all those appointed by the People to this office, . . . for good fortune, the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee allotted for the forthcoming Assembly shall place these matters on the agenda, (55) and submit the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to praise the commander (kosmētēn) of the ephebes in the archonship of Sositeles (197/6) Chremes son of Theo . . . ides of Myrrhinoutta, for his [excellence (aretēs)], and crown him with a gold crown in accordance with the law, and announce this crown at the new tragedies of the City Dionysia, and at the . . . (?) and the gymnastic competitions of the Panathenaia and Eleusinia and (60) Ptolemaia; and the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it in [the Agora], and the administrator shall allocate the expenditure accrued for the inscribing.
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The Council, (65) the People (crown) the ephebes.
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The Council, the People (crown) the commander (70) Chremes of Myrrhinoutta.
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The ephebes (crown) the commander Chremes of (75) Myrrhinoutta.
Those who were ephebes in the archonship of Sositeles (197/6)
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ErechtheisI -dotos son of -esion of Kephisia AigeisII (80) -kles son of Hagnotheos of Halai PandionisIII -es son of Dios of Steiria -os son of Mousaios of Paiania LeontisIV (85) PtolemaisV Theodotos son of Timesion of Phlya AkamantisVI -tes son of Timokles of Kikynna OineisVII (90) -es son of Mnesitheos of Ptelea KekropisVIII . . .
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Zopyros son of Dikaios of Melite Dion son of Mnesitheos of Sypalettos (95) Kallimachos son of Kallistratos of Aixone HippothontisIX Kephisodoros son of Kephisodoros of Hamaxanteia Simonides son of Herakleides of Koile Leukon son of Theon of Thymaitadai (100) Alexikrates son of Alexion of Eleusis AiantisX AntiochisXI Kleon son of - of Anaphlystos Bryon son of M- of Alopeke (105) Patrokl- son of - of Amphitrope AttalisXII . . . . . .
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The Council, (110) the People (crown) Hermodoros the physical trainer.
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The Council, the People (crown) (115) Nikomachos the weapons trainer.
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The Council, the People (crown) Neandros (120) the artillery officer.
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The Council, the People (crown) Pharos the archery trainer.
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(125) The Council, the People (crown) Kriton the secretary.