IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

B.7. Informal dedication

Description: Fragments of painted wall-plaster, found in small pieces fallen from the wall of a room. Found 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: Scratched on painted plaster below B.4, B.5, B.6.
Letters: Rather sprawling Greek cursive. 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.


[---] τὸ προ<σ>κύνημα Λουκίας



1: Ἀλβουκίας Reynolds, 1978 whence LGPN V1-61898

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . the obeisance of Lucia


The second word is presumably an error for προσκύνημα, as in B.8, where see commentary.

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1974-1975, B.iv, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1976.793; Reynolds, 1978, 6.iv, whence SEG 28.1553; amended, Reynolds-Kenrick, 2015, C.I.6. For the building see Lloyd, 1978 89-101.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).