, “managers of the
sacrifices”). The Greek term for certain officials, who, besides having the care of
the sacrifices, had also the superintendence of the economic details of the sanctuary, and the
charge of the money and treasures of the temple. In Athens, besides such officials attached to
the several temples, there was a board of ten men, yearly appointed by lot, who had to attend
to the celebration of the extraordinary and quinquennial sacrifices, the cost of which was
defrayed by the public treasury. Another college of three or ten hieropoei, appointed by the
Areopagus, superintended the sacrifices offered to the Eumenides by the State.