Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum: 36.186


Greek text:   SEG_36.186
Provenance:   Aixone , Attica
Date:   313/2 B.C. 
Format:   see key to translations

This decree honours two men who served as choregoi in the 'Rural Dionysia' at Aixone, and as befitted the lavish expenditure expected of them, it was inscribed on a handsome stele ; see A.Makres, in "The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy", pp.81-84 ( Google Books ).

The inscription is dated by a reference to the archon Theophrastos; but there was an archon of this name both in 340/39 and in 313/2 B.C.   Most scholars are inclined to accept the later date. The translation is adapted from N.F. Jones, "Rural Athens Under the Democracy", p. 106 ( Google Books ).

Gods.   As proposed by Glaukides son of Sosippos; since the choregoi Auteas son of Autokles, and Philoxenides son of Philippos, well and honourably served in the choregia: it is resolved by the demesmen to crown each of them with a golden crown worth 100 drachmas in the theatre during the comedies in the year after Theophrastos was archon, in order that the other choregoi who will serve in the choregia may seek honour too; and that the demarch Hegesilaos and the treasurers shall also give to them 10 drachmas for a sacrifice; and that the treasurers shall engrave this resolution on a stone stele  and erect it in the theatre, in order that the Aixonians may always stage the Dionysia in the best manner possible.

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