Honours for the priest of Asklepios

Priests and Priestesses, 19 Date: 165/4 BC
 
In the archonship of Pelops (165/4), in the twelfth prytany, of PtolemaisV. Skirophorion, on the sixteenth of the prytany. Assembly in the theatre. The Council and People decided. Aischeas son of Theopeithes (5) of Kephisia proposed. Since the priest of Asklepios in the city[1], Protagoras son of Niketes of Pergase, having made an approach to the Council, has reported on the sacrifices which he has performed and the fine and salutary rites (hiera) for all Athenians and those who dwell in the cities (10) of the Athenians, and has supervised the good order of the sanctuary (hierou) and performed all the sacrifices in accordance with the decrees, and has displayed seemly conduct, fitting for the priesthood, for good fortune, the Council shall decide that the presiding committee allotted to preside at the forthcoming Assembly (15) shall put 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 priest of Asklepios in the city and crown him with a foliage crown for the piety (eusebeias) and love of honour (philotimias) which he continues to show (20) towards the gods; and to inscribe the decree on a stone stele and stand it in the sanctuary (hierĊi) of Asklepios; and the treasurer of the military fund shall allocate the expense accrued for the inscribing of the stele.
In crown The Council, (25) the People (crown) the priest, Protagoras of Pergase.