Decree of deme Myrrhinous relating to euthynai and other mattersAIO 2599 Date: ca. 340-320 BC (?)
7 lines containing very few legible letters " . . . neither I myself nor anyone for me, nor with my knowledge by any other device or contrivance whatsoever; and if (10) he seems to me to be in the wrong I will condemn him at his accounting (kateuthunō) and will punish him as the wrongdoing seems to me to merit. By Zeus, by Apollo, by Demeter, if I keep the oath may many good things befall me, and if I swear falsely, the opposite." And the reckoner (logistēn) shall also swear the oath: "to reckon what seems to me to have been spent", and the advocates (sunēgorous): (15) "to advocate what is just for the deme and to vote what seems to me most just". It shall not be permitted for the scrutineer (euthunōi) to conclude the scrutiny unless approved by a majority of the elected ten voting secretly; and let the new demarch give the ballot and administer an oath to them in the presence of the demesmen; (20) and he shall have the right of appeal to all the demesmen; and if anyone appeals, let the demarch administer an oath to the demesmen and give the ballot, providing those present are not less than 30 in number; and if the demesmen vote against him, he shall owe one and a half times the penalty imposed by the elected ten; and it shall not be permitted (25) for the demarch to let the demesmen go before the previous year's demarch has rendered his accounts (dōi tas euthunas) and has dealt with the other business specified in the decree, and if he lets them go, he shall owe - drachmas. And if anyone needs money, the priests shall lend it on adequate security of land or house or tenement block (sunoikiai) and shall place on it a boundary marker (horon) having inscribed on it the god (30) to whom the money belongs; and if he does not place [on them?] a boundary marker, the priest shall owe it to the god of whom he is priest and his property shall be mortgaged (hupokeisthōi) to the god for whom he serves as priest. And [on the fifth?] the demarch shall sacrifice the Plerosia to Zeus for 500 (?) drachmas and distribute the meat on the seventh to those present, (35) both to those who join in the meeting (sunagorazousin) and those who join in offering security (sunechurazousin) . . . and on the nineteenth of the month Posideon the business of the Dionysia shall be on the agenda, and everything else . . . . . . shall be on the agenda except for the . . . . . . on the same day the demarch shall . . . (40) . . . shall owe 100 drachmas . . .