Honours for the priest of Asklepios

Priests and Priestesses, 26 Date: Ca. 112-110 BC
 
. . . Since Dion son of Dion . . . the priest of Asklepios[1] . . . having undertaken the priesthood in the year of [Dionysios’? (112/1)][2] archonship, and sacrificed the entry-sacrifices (eisitētēria) . . . (5) well and piously (eusebōs), and [made a bovine sacrifice (ebouthutēsen)] for - and Asklepios and Hygieia at the Asklepieia and the Epidauria and the Heroa, supplying [victims (thumata)] in the finest way, and contributed to the all-night revels (pannuchidas) of these festivals; and having conducted auspicious sacrifices on behalf of the Council and the People and the children and women, and in everything (10) reported that the [rites (hiera)] had turned out fine and salutary; and he strewed the couches . . . in each of the sacrifices splendidly and . . . ; and made his son . . . [keyholder (kleidouchon)] of the god . . . (15) and took responsibility for the orderliness of the sanctuary in compliance with the laws, having deposited . . . in the priesthood about - drachmas; in order, therefore, that the Council and People may also be seen to honour and render fitting thanks to those who are pious (eusebousin) towards the gods and generously disposed towards the People, (20) and that other priests may also be zealous in the same ways, for good fortune, the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee allotted to preside at the forthcoming Assembly 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 accept all the good reports (25) of the sacrifices (hierōn) performed for the health and preservation of the Council and the People . . . and to praise the priest, - son of - of - , for the piety (eusebeias) which he continues to show towards the gods and his love of honour (philotimias) towards the People, and crown him with a foliage crown; and to give (30) him any other benefit of which he may be worthy; and the prytany secretary shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it in the sanctuary of Asklepios; and for the inscribing and the stele the treasurer of the military fund shall allocate the expense accrued.