Honorary decree for the priestess of Aglauros

Honorary decree for the priestess of Aglauros

Stele with an honorary decree about the priestess Timokrite. It was found in 1980 on the east slope of the Acropolis fallen near one of the Sanctuary of Aglauros peribolos walls. The stele was overturned but still attached to its base when it was retrieved. With this decree the Council and the Citizens Assembly of Athens honour with an olive wreath the Aglauros’ priestess Timokrite for the devotion and care she demonstrated during the sacrifices and other ritual enactments. They also decide to give the Athenians the shares from sacrifices for the continuing existence of health and safety of themselves, their wives and children, as well as the king Antigonos II Gonatas, his wife Phila and their offspring. The sacrifices’ receivers were Aglauros, Helios, the Horae (Hours) and Apollo. Finally, they decide that the decree should be set up in the Sanctuary of Aglauros.

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