Honours for the priest of AsklepiosSEG 18.26 Date: 137/6 BC
In the archonship of Herakleitos (137/6), in the seventh prytany, of AntiochisXI, for which Dionysios son of Demetrios of Anakaia was secretary. On the twenty-third of Gamelion, the twenty-seventh of the prytany. Assembly in the Piraeus. Of the presiding committee - (5) son of Eupolemos of Potamos was putting to the vote, and his fellow presiding committee members. The Council and the People decided. Diogenes son of Diokleides of Kydathenaion proposed. Since [Leonides?] son of Nikokrates of Phlya, having become priest of Asklepios in the city in the year of Timarchos’ archonship (138/7), sacrificed the entry-sacrifices (eisitētēria) (10) well and piously (eusebōs) for Asklepios and Hygieia and the other gods for whom it is traditional, and made a bovine sacrifice (ebouthutēsen) 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 performed auspicious sacrifices on behalf of the Council and People and the children and women (15) and in everything reported to the Council that the [rites (hiera)] had turned out fine and salutary; and he strewed the couches . . . splendidly in each of the sacrifices and . . . ; and gave his own daughter, - , to serve as arrhephoros at the Epidauria; and wishing to enhance further the (20) honours done to the gods and the preservation of the city, he made a bovine sacrifice (ebouthutēsen) of a bull (tauron) well and with distinction and adorned the table and contributed a chorus of maidens to the all-night revel (pannuchida), and having made his son Dios keyholder (kleidouchon) and [fire-carrier (purphoron)] for all the therapies that take place every day, in which he made generous provision (25) for those sacrificing to the god, and managed the [precinct (temenous)] of Asklepios and Hygieia and the temple (naou) and the . . . in them . . . . . . in the appropriate fashion . . . . . . and having invited the Council . . . . . . do concerning these things . . . (30) . . . . . . them . . . . . . . . . from his own resources . . . . . .