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Translations of Hellenistic Inscriptions: 123


LOAN TO DRYMAIA FROM THE OITAIANS

Greek text:   IG_9.1.226-230
Provenance:     Drymaia , Phocis
Date: 160-158 B.C.
Tags:     loans+debts
Format:   see key to translations

This inscription was discovered in the wall of a church in 1881, and it has recently been re-edited with an improved text and French translation by D Rousset, "L'emprunt de Drymos de Phocide à la confédération des Oitaiens" (Journal des Savants, 2020, pp.369-428). He suggests the following dates for the various documents:

The inscription had previously been translated into French by L. Migeotte, "L'Emprunt public dans les cités grecques" (1984), no. 29.



[A]   If the city of Drymaia does not make all the payments, as they negotiated and it was agreed with them, the entire original loan shall remain in force for the god and the Oitaians, together with the measures against the city of Drymaia. If the city of Drymaia pays the 90 minas to the god and the Oitaians, as has been prescribed in the agreement, 10 the city shall be released from the entire loan, and the contract shall become null and void. The written agreement is kept by Kleotimos and Lochagos of Kallipolis, and by Laïadas of Amphissa.

They paid in full (?) thirty minas.

Witnesses:

[B]   When the boularchoi in Oita were Antanor of Herakleia, Phaikias of Antikyra and Aristion of Homiliai; and the hierothytai were Euthyphron of Herakleia, Alexis of Antikyra, Bombylos of Akyphas and Menekrates of (?) Oleai, in the month of Apellaios; and when the strategos of the Phocians was Kaphis of Phanoteus, in the first month; the second payment] was made 30 . . .

[C]   . . . of the money, the third [payment shall be made] in the summer assembly after the year when Antanor and his colleagues are boularchoi; and the last payment shall be made in the year following the third payment, in the winter assembly.

Witnesses:

[D]   When the boularchoi in Oita were Euthyphron of Herakleia, 10 Kleophanes of Dryope and Krinolaos of Homiliai; and the hierothytai were Laïstas of Herakleia, Aristion of Parasopioi and Lysandros of . . ., in the month of Apellaios; and when the strategos of the Phocians was Teisarchos of Elateia, in the first month; the Drymians paid the third payment to the god and to the Oitaians, at the Herakleia festival in Herakleia.

Witnesses:

[E]   When the boularchoi in Oita were Sōtēros of Herakleia, Euagoras of Dryope and Theodoros Kottaeus; and the hierothytai were Archinos of Herakleia, ...teles of Dryope and Timokritos of Homiliai, in the month of Apellaios; and when the strategos of the Phocians was Kallikrates of Elateia, in the first month; in the assembly at the . . . the Oitaians who administer the public . . . of the god agreed that they had received payment of 30 [the ninety minas] . . .

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