Decree of Halai Araphenides honouring a deme liturgistSEG 34.103 Date: ca. 334/3-314/3 BC
Gods. Peithias proposed: since Philoxenos served as sponsor (chorēgēsen) for the pyrrhichistai well and with love of honour (philotimōs), (5)and has performed all the other liturgies in the deme well and with love of honour (philotimōs), the Halaians shall decide to praise (10) Philoxenos son of Phrasikles and crown him with a gold crown of 500 drachmas, and the treasurers shall give him five drachmas for a sacrifice; (15) and the herald shall announce at the Tauropolia in the competition, that the deme of the Halaians crowns Philoxenos son of Phrasikles for his justice and love of honour (philotimias) (20) concerning the deme of the Halaians; and he shall have a seat of honour (proedrian) in all the competitions that the Halaians put on, and the herald shall invite (25)him to his seat of honour; and the demarch shall inscribe this decree on a stone stele and stand it in the sanctuary of Artemis; and (30)the treasurer [of the gods?] shall give 20 drachmas for inscribing the stele and account for it to the demesmen . . .