Honours for the ephebes and their officersIG II3 1 1362 Date: Ca. 185 BC
. . . 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 be an [incentive (ephamillon)] for those who are ephebes to always obey 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 (5) 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 in the archonship of - , and crown them with a gold crown for their [piety (eusebeias)] towards the gods and their [discipline (eutaxias)], which they continually showed throughout the year, and for their [love of honour (philotimias)] towards the Council and the People; and announce this crown at the new tragedies of the City Dionysia, and at the gymnastic competitions of the Panathenaia and Eleusinia and Ptolemaia; and the (10) generals and the treasurer of the military fund shall take care of the making of the crowns and their announcement; and they shall have the front seats at all the competitions that the city puts on; and the elected [director of works (architektona)] shall always assign them the seats just as they request; and since their [superintendent (kosmētēs)] has also rendered 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, (15) just as their [superintendent (kosmētēs)] requests, whatever shall seem good to the People, for their honour, and its erection in the Lyceum shall be a monument to their [love of labour (philoponias)] and discipline (eutaxias); and to inscribe their names with their father’s names and deme and the name of their [superintendent (kosmētou)] and [trainers (didaskalōn)]; and to praise also their [superintendent (kosmētēn)] . . . for his good-will and [love of honour (philotimias)], which he continually shows towards the Council and the People . . . . . . and to be crowned in accordance with the law; and to praise also their [trainers (didaskalous)], their physical trainer (paidotribēn), [Hermodoros (20) 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 [artillery officer (katapeltaphetēn), Pedieus son of Neandros of Kerameis], and their archery trainer (toxotēn), [Sosos son of Proxenos of Sphettos], and their secretary . . . ; and to crown each of them with a foliage crown; and the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele, as well as the names of the ephebes according to their tribes, and stand it [in the Agora]; and the expenditure accrued . . .