IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

B.4. Latin invocation

Description: Fragments of painted wall-plaster, found in small pieces fallen from the wall: the restorers have been able to assemble a number of larger pieces, with vB.4, B.5, B.6, B.7, B.8, B.9, B.10, B.11, B.12, B.13, B.14, B.15, B.16, B.17, B.18, B.19, B.20, B.21, B.22, B.23, B.24, B.25, B.26, B.27, B.28, B.29, B.30, B.31, B.32, B.33, B.34, B.35, B.36, B.37, B.38, B.39, B.40.
Text: Scratched on the plaster.
Letters: Carefully written cursive Latin. Second half of the second or third century CE

Date: Second half of the second or early third century CE

Findspot: Berenike: Sidi Khrebish, Building H, Room 5. At a date late in the life of the house the room must have been open to the public who scratched graffiti on its walls; it seems probable that it had in fact become an hotel.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Benghazi Museum.


[--- Tu]c̣hae hic et ubique
( vac. 3) gratias agimus



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

To Fortune, here and everywhere we give thanks


In the first edition it was suggested that a girl's name might be supplied.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1974-1975, B.i, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1975.793; Reynolds, 1978, 6, whence SEG 28.1550; observations in Reynolds-Kenrick, 2015, C.I.6. For the building see Lloyd, 1978 89-101.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).