Decree of Aixone regulating payments for pasturage, 326/5 BC (?)Ackermann, Aixone, 216-234 no. 8 Date: ca. 337-324 (326/5?) BC
Face A (Front) . . . . . . jury-court (dikastēriōi), and others (legal proceedings?) before (e.g. the demesmen?) . . . . . . while . . . the legal proceedings (dikas) . . . . . . the demarch Dor[otheos?] shall give . . . (5) . . . to the demesmen; and whatever - spends . . . . . . and the demarch shall take legal proceedings (dikazesthai) . . . . . . [against] those who have [not?] paid (apodedōkosin) . . . and [against] him who has not paid the price (ennomiou) of the pasturage rights (ennomiou); and if any of the debtors wish to refer (epitrepein) the matter of their debts to the demesmen, when they have sworn, before the matter is brought before the jury-court, (10) that the referral that they are going to make will be as just as possible, [the legal proceedings shall be deferred?] against them until the demesmen adjudicate; and they shall also swear before the referral that they will abide by whatever the demesmen vote for and will pay . . . of their own - or will provide sureties (bebaia) for the demesmen; and those of them that do not abide (by the deme's vote) and do not pay what they owe or (15) [having taken back their previous securities (enechura)?] do not pledge securities (enechura) on which there are no liens (anepapha) in their place and do not . . . or do not wish to make a referral about these things, the demarch and the legal representatives (sundikoi) and any of the demesmen who wish shall bring them before a jury-court; and the demarch shall take care with the legal representatives . . . to the demesmen for how much (?) (20) . . . ; but if one of these things . . . they shall bring them before a jury-court . . . to the demarch . . . . . .
Face B (Right side) . . . . . . . . . . . . ; (5) and I will undo none of these things, not I nor any of mine with my knowledge, unless the demesmen vote (10)to sell the pasturage (ennomia) (?); and in the future I shall declare to the demesmen if I know of anyone doing (15)any of these things in the fields (agrois) or sanctuaries (hierois) (?); (I swear) these things truly, by Zeus, by Poseidon, by Demeter; if I keep the oath (20)may many good things happen to me; if I break the oath the opposite; the . . . . . .