IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

B.6. Latin invocation to Venus

Description: Fragments of painted wall-plaster, found in small pieces fallen from the wall of a room, with B.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: The text is scratched on painted plaster below B.5.
Letters: Carefully written cursive Latin. Second half of the second or third century CE.

Date: Second half of the second or third century CE

Findspot: Berenike: Sidi Khrebish, Building H 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.


( vac. 3) qui hunc uersiculum scriḅsit
habeat Venerem p̣ropitiạṃ



English translation

Translation by: Editors

Who wrote this little verse, may he have Venus favourable


Apparently referring to B.5, where see commentary.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1974-1975, B.iii, whence Bull. ep. 1075.793; ; Reynolds, 1978, 6.iii, whence SEG 28.1552. For the building see Lloyd, 1978 89-101.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).