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Honours for grain purchasers (sitonai)

IG II3 1 908 Date: 271/0 BC
 
In the archonship of Pytharatos (271/0), in the ninth prytany, of LeontisVI, for which Isegoros son of Isokrates of KephaleVII was secretary. On the fourth intercalated (tetartei embolimōi) ninth of Elaphebolion, the twenty-seventh (5) of the prytany. Assembly. Of the presiding committee Peithias son of Theophilos of Athmonon was putting to the vote and his fellow presiding committee members. The Council and People decided. Euboulos son of Charidemos of Melite proposed: since the . . . grain purchasers (sitōnai) of (10) the archonship of Lysitheides (272/1) showed their love of honour (philotimoumenoi) to . . . . . . . . . and the interests of the Athenian People . . . (15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (20) . . . . . . . . . . . . the Council and People . . . (25) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (30) . . . . . . . . . . . . , for good fortune, the Council shall decide: that the presiding committee (proedrous) allotted to preside (35) in the People at the coming Assembly shall put the matter on the agenda and submit the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to praise the grain purchasers (sitōnas) who served in the archonship of Lysitheides (272/1), and to crown (40) each of them with a gold crown according to the law for their love of honour (philotimias) for the People; and they shall have front row seats at all the competitions that the city puts on, and the director of works (architektona) in office at the time shall arrange the seating (45) for them; and to praise their secretary and crown him with a foliage crown; and the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree and the names of the grain purchasers (tōn sitōnōn) and their secretary on a stone stele and stand it in (50) the Agora; and [the treasurer] shall allocate the expenditure accrued for making the stele and the inscribing.
- son of -stratos of GargettosI - son of - of XypeteII (55) - son of - of EuonymonIII - son of - of PlotheiaIV - son of - of PaianiaV - son of - of SounionVI - son of - of KephaleVII . . .