Decrees honouring ephebes and their superintendent, 43/2 or 42/1 BCAIO 1836 Date: 43/2 or 42/1 BC?
Decree 1 (Honours for superintendent) . . . for good fortune, the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee allotted for the forthcoming Assembly shall put these things on the agenda, and submit the opinion of the Council to the People, that it seems good to the Council to allow the ephebes to crown their superintendent (kosmētēn) with a golden crown . . . and to make a dedication of a statue in the place where they request; (5) [and the prytany secretary shall inscribe] this decree on a stone stele and stand it next to the [statue of the superintendent]; and the treasurer The- shall allocate the resulting costs for the stele and the inscription . . . in order that, these things having been brought to pass, the Council may be seen to be paying attention (pronoian) to the education (agōgēs) of the ephebes and to be honouring good men. Uninscribed space
Decree 2 (Honours for ephebes, their trainers and tutors) . . . proposed: since those who were ephebes in the year of the archonship of Polycharmos (44/3 or 43/2 ) (10) have behaved well and with decency, being obedient to the superintendent and the tutors (paideutais), and attending the schools of the philosophers and the lectures which took place . . . in their lessons honour-loving . . . they continued . . . . . . and they have managed [their physical exercise], and also . . . and in an honour-loving manner; [they also made the expeditions] into the (15) [countryside] . . . with all zeal . . . they completed . . . [likewise] at the Mysteries . . . . . . they sacrificed (20) . . . [and they sailed] to (the island of) Salamis . . . other . . . and they obtained good omens in all of them . . . [they dedicated books] . . . to the library in the Ptolemaion [according to the decree which Met]rophanes . . . [proposed] . . . [Eu]ripides . . . the Iliad (25) . . . and therefore, in order that the Council may also be seen to be approving the love of honour of the ephebes in fine pursuits, for good fortune, the Council shall decide, that the presiding committee allotted to preside at the forthcoming Assembly shall put these things 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 Polycharmos (44/3 or 43/2) and to crown them with a golden crown for the good discipline they have maintained and their zeal for the finest pursuits; and to announce the crown at the Great Dionysia in the new competition and at the Panathenaia and at the Eleusinia in the gymnastic competitions; and (30) the generals (stratēgous) and the treasurer of the stratiotic funds (stratiо̄tikо̄n) shall take care of the proclamation of the crown; and to praise their tutors and their trainer Me[niskos] . . . and their . . . of Kolonai and their weapon’s trainer (hoplomachon) Metrodoros of Myrrhinous and the . . . and to crown each of them with a foliage crown for their - behaviour . . . and to inscribe . . . the decree . . . and to stand it next to the statue of the superintendent, in order that, these things having been brought to pass, the Council may be seen to be honouring those who devote themselves from the first age of youth to the finest (35) [pursuits]. Uninscribed Space
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The ephebes (crown) the superintendent In olive crown . . .
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