BCH 64-65, p. 175

An inscription on a offertory-box from Thasos:

Those who sacrifice to Theogenes should donate not less than an obol in this offertory-box beforehand. Who does not make this donation beforehand as proscribed shall be possessed by the god. The money, that shall be donated every year, should be given to the high-priest. He should keep it until 1000 drachmae have been collected. Every time the prescribed sum is collected the council and the people have to deliberate on which dedication or construction for Theogenes it should be spent.


This religious law concerning compulsory sacrifices for the cult of Theogenes (=Theagenes) is a clear proof for the deification of this athlete.


© KU Leuven, 2012