Honours for the ephebes of 177/6 and their officersIG II3 1 1313 Date: 176/5 and 175/4 BC
Decree 1 In the archonship of Hippakos (176/5), in the fourth prytany, of KekropisVIII, for which Polemarchos son of P[oly]krates of IphistiadaiVI was secretary. On the eleventh of Pyanopsion, the twenty-eighthgrc-Latn (tritei exiontos) by divine reckoning (kata theon), the twenty-first of the prytany. Principal Assembly (ekklēsia kuria) in the theatre. Of the presiding committee Amyntas son of Amyntas of Kedoi was putting to the vote, and his fellow presiding committee members. (5) The Council and the People decided. Xenotimos son of Charisandros of Daidalidai proposed: since the ephebes completed the registration sacrifices (engraphas) at the public hearth in the city hall (prutaneiōi) with their commander (kosmētou) in accordance with the policy (proairesin) of the People, and completed the other sacrifices for the gods and benefactors in accordance with the laws and the decrees of the People, and they accomplished the lifting of the bovines by themselves at the Mysteries (10) and at the Proerosia and at the other sacrifices, and processed in the processions, and ran the torch races and the races in the gymnasia and at the Epitaphia in a seemly manner (euschēmonōs), and watched over (ephēdreusan) the Assemblies, and when their commander (kosmētou) wished to lead them into the countryside to be both trained in arms and at the same time to become familiar with the borders, they followed with a love of toil (philoponōs) (15) and returned in a disciplined and irreproachable manner, and having also been to Marathon, they crowned the mass grave (poluandreion) and performed the funeral competition (epitaphion agōna), just as customarily takes place at the mass grave (poluandreiou) by the city (pros tōi astei), deeming that it is good to honour in a worthy manner those who contended (ēgōnismenous) in a most glorious way for freedom, and they also went to Amphiaraos and offered sacrifice, and because their commander (kosmētou) did not want them to be inexperienced in sailing, (20) they practised enthusiastically, having received ships from the city and having embarked, and they sailed to the trophy, crowned it and offered sacrifice, and also sailed to Salamis for the Aianteia and marched in the procession in arms and offered sacrifice to Aias and Asklepios and Hermes, and ran the torch race and separately in arms, and made a demonstration (apodeixin) of what they had learnt for those of the citizens who live there, for which they also (25) received praise, and they returned the ships, having hauled them on land, to the treasurer of the trireme-building fund (tōn triēropoiikōn) and all the equipment that they had received, and offered sacrifice to the gods in the countryside, in whatever places they visited which had sanctuaries (hiera), and in the garrisons, and fitted out (kateskeuasan) a catapult from their own resources in accordance with the decrees of the People, and having been obedient in their training, they have made the demonstration both at the Epitaphia and to the Council, doing (30) everything in accordance with the laws for the sake of their good reputation (heneka tou kalōs akouein), and having endured toil (ponous) and hardship (kakopathias) unshrinkingly; and it is proper to honour those who are worthy and to challenge the young men (neōterous) to (adopt) a like-minded (homoian) attitude (hairesin), in order 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 so that the Council and the People can be seen to be honouring those who are worthy, for good fortune, the Council shall decide, (35) that the presiding committee allotted for the forthcoming Assembly shall place these matters 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 Chairippos (177/6) and crown them with a gold crown for their piety (eusebeias) towards the gods and their discipline (eutaxias) and love of honour (philotimias) towards the Council and the People, and to announce this crown at the new tragedies of the City Dionysia (40) and at the gymnastic competitions of the Eleusinia and Panathenaia and Ptolemaia; and the generals and the treasurer of the military fund shall take care of the making of the crowns and the announcements; and they shall have front seats in all the competitions that the city puts on; and the elected director of works (architektona) shall always allocate them their place; and they shall have permission to set up a painting (pinakos) wherever they may choose, just as they think right; and since (45) their commander (kosmētēs) has given an account of how, obeying him, they accomplished many useful things for the safety and protection (phulakēn) of the People, and since he requests of the Council and the People that they be granted a dedication as a reward for their endurance (kakopathias), they shall have it, just as their commander (kosmētēs) requests, whatever shall seem good to the People, for their honour, and its erection shall take place in the Lyceum, bearing the inscription, “award for discipline (eutaxias) and love of toil (philoponias)”, and to inscribe their names with their father’s names (50) and deme and of their commander (kosmētou) and their trainers (didaskalōn); and to praise also their commander (kosmētēn), Aiantides son of Aiantides of Paiania, for the good will and love of honour (philotimias), which he continually shows towards the Council and the People; and to praise also their physical trainer (paidotribēn), Hermodoros son of Heortios of Acharnai, and their weapons trainer (hoplomachon), Persaios son of Symmachos of Kikynna, and their javelin trainer (akontistēn) Nikomachos son of Nikomachos of Aphidna, and their archery trainer (toxotēn), Sosos son of Proxenos of Sphettos, and their (55) artillery officer (katapeltaphetēn), Pedieus son of Neandros of Kerameis, and their secretary, Olympiodoros son of Kromachos of Pallene, and to crown each of them with a foliage crown; and the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and the names of the ephebes according to their tribes, and stand it in the Agora; and the treasurer of the military fund shall give the expenditure accrued for the making of the stele and for the inscribing and erection (anathesin) of it.
(60) The Council, the People (crown) Hermodoros of Acharnai.
The Council, (65) the People (crown) the commander (kosmētēn) Aiantides of Paiania.
The Council, (70) the People (crown) the ephebes.
The ephebes (crown) their commander (kosmētēn) (75) Aiantides of Paiania.
The Council, the People (crown) Persaios (80) of Kikynna.
Decree 2 In the archonship of Sonikos (175/4), in the first prytany, of AttalisXII, for which Leukios son of Bioteles of PerithoidaiVII was secretary. On the eleventh of Hekatombaion, the eleventh of the prytany. Principal assembly (ekklēsia kuria) in the theatre. Of the presiding committee Aristomenes son of Aristomenes of Aixone was putting to the vote, and his fellow presiding committee members. The Council and the People decided. Charmostratos son of Diophanes of Prasiai proposed: since (85) Aiantides, elected commander (kosmētēs) in the year of the archonship of Chairippos (177/6), offered sacrifice to Hestia in the city hall (prutaneiōi) at the registration ceremony (eggraphais) with the ephebes and their fathers and completed the other proper sacrifices in the year, and took care as well of the races in the gymnasia and the torch races, that they were completed in an orderly manner (euschēmonōs), and made both all the processions [[both all the processions]] and the entrances into the theatre with orderliness (eukosmias), (90) and took care that at the great Mysteries the ephebes performed the lifting of the bovines by themselves, and similarly at the Mysteries at Agrai took care of their orderliness (euschēmosunēs) in the -, and at the traditional biennial festival for Pallas, he conducted the escort in a disciplined manner (eutaktōs), and he took care that at the Dionysia they led the god into the theatre while carrying torches, and having received a ship from the People in order that they might carry out exercises (anapeiran) and practice (meletēn), (95) and having sailed to the trophy, he sacrificed with them, and having sailed to land in Salamis he performed with the ephebes the torch race (lampada), the race (dromon), and the competition (agōna) organised by the general, also for the Salaminians, with all good order (eukosmias), and for that he and the ephebes were crowned with a gold crown by the Salaminians in accordance with a decree; and he led the ephebes out into the countryside to every border of all Attica together with the general in charge of weapons, (100) Kichesios, and the weapons trainer (hoplomachou), Persaios, and he performed the demonstration (apodeixin) of the ephebes at the Epitaphia and again in the Panathenaic (stadium) in accordance with the law at the registration (eggraphais), and with care he led them in arms to protect (ephēdreusontas) all the Assemblies, and also set up the catapult with them, having prepared it in accordance with the decree of the People; and in order that their honour-loving behaviour shall be an incentive for all who are willing to obey their officers (archas), for good (105) 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 of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to praise Aiantides son of Aiantides of Paiania and to crown him with a gold crown in accordance with the law for his excellence (aretēs) and noble disposition (kalokagathias) as regards the Athenian Council and People, and to announce the crown at the City Dionysia in the new tragedies; and he shall also be given front seats together with the ephebes at all the competitions (110) that the city puts on.
The ephebes in the archonship of Chairippos.
(111) ErechtheisI Dikaiokrates son of Epigenes of Pambotadai Charidemos son of Charidemos of Lamptrai Sosippos son of Aischronides of Kedoi (115) Timon son of Mikion of Kephisia Eukrates son of Orthekles of Pergase AigeisII Sokrates son of Sogenes of Erchia Euboulos son of Pausanias of Erchia (120) Nikon son of Nikon of Ankyle Tharsytos son of Sosades of Philaidai Arkesilaos son of Antallos of Teithras PandionisIII Menis son of Zenon of Kytherros (125) Chaireas son of Diophaies of Kydathenaion Aiantides son of Aiantides of Paiania Polyxenos son of Aiantides of Paiania Philokles son of Thymoteles of Paiania Alexandros son of Ariston of Kydathenaion (130) LeontisIV Herakleon son of Herakleon of Eupyridai Polyzelos son of Philokrates of Cholleidai Kephisodoros son of Philistides of Halimous Paranomos son of Hikesias of Leukonoion (135) PtolemaisV Hagnias son of Polykleitos of Oinoe Euergetes son of Euergetes of Prospalta AkamantisVI Phileas son of Asklepiades of Thorikos (140) Eukleon son of Eukleon of Cholargos
Herakleitos son of Herakleides of Sphettos OineisVII Timaios son of Herakleodoros of Acharnai Aristodemos son of Arkesas of Thria (145) Kleinias son of Demosthenes of Kothokidai Agathokles son of Satyros of Acharnai KekropisVIII Olympiodoros son of Apollodoros of Melite Apollonides son of Xenotimos of Daidalidai (150) HippothontisIX Eustrophos son of Nikomachos of Piraeus Ammonios son of Diodoros of Piraeus AiantisX Sostratos son of Eunikos of Marathon (155) Dion son of Dion of Trikorynthos Polychares son of Aristonikos of Marathon AntiochisXI Andreas son of Euarchides of Pallene Theomnestos son of Eudemos of Eitea (160) Polykles son of Hipparmion of Alopeke Pherenikos son of Aleximachos of Besa AttalisXII Alkistratos son of Sosikrates of Probalinthos Demetrios son of Demetrios of Sounion (165) Apollodoros son of Anaxippos of Probalinthos Hephaistodoros son of Dorotheos of Ikarion Menes son of Kraton of Atene Lampon son of Diotimos of Apollonia Heroides son of Hegesiteles of Sounion (170) Athenaios
The Council, the People (crown) Nikomachos of (175) Aphidna.
The Council, the People (crown) Soson of (180) Sphettos.
The Council, the People (crown) Pedieus of (185) Kerameis.
The Council, the People (crown) Olympiodoros of (190) Pallene.