Honours for Pytheas of Alopeke, manager of the water supplyIG II3 1 338 Date: 333/2 BC
Decree 2 In the archonship of Nikokrates (333/2), in the first prytany, of AigeisII, for which Archelas son of Chairias of Pallene was secretary. On the ninth (5) of Metageitnion, the thirty-ninth of the prytany. Of the presiding committee (proedrōn) Nikias of Themakos was putting to the vote. The People decided. Chairionides son of Lysanias of Phlya proposed: concerning the proposal that the People required the Council to formulate and (10) bring forward about Pytheas, for him to be honoured by the People, for good fortune, the People shall decide: since Pytheas, having been elected in charge of the water supply (epi tas krēnas), is both fulfilling his other official duties well and with love of honour (philotimōs) and has now both constructed (exōikodomēken) (15) a new fountain (krēnēg) at the sanctuary of Ammon and built (kateskeuaken) the fountain (krēnēn) in the Amphiaraion and has taken care (epimemelētai) of the water channel (hudatos agōgēs) and the underground conduits (huponomōn) there, to praise Pytheas son of Sosidemos of Alopeke, when he has rendered his (20) accounts, and crown him with a gold crown of 1,000 drachmas for his excellence and justice in his management of the water supply (epimeleian tōn krēnōn), in order that others who are elected in charge of the water supply (epi tas krēnas) may each of them also show love of honour (philotimōntai) towards the (25) People; and the prytany secretary (grammatea ton kata prutaneian) shall inscribe this decree and that of the Council on two stone stelai and stand one in the sanctuary of Ammon and one in that of Amphiaraos (en Anphiaraou); and for inscribing the stelai (30) let the treasurer of the People give 20 drachmas for each stele from the People’s fund for expenditure on decrees.
Decree 1 The Council decided. On the thirty-eighth of the prytany. Council in the Council chamber. Of the (35) [presiding committee (proedrōn) . . . was putting to the vote] . . . . . .