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C.141. Fragmentary list of priests of Apollo

Description: Marble stele consisting of two blocks standing one above the other; only the upper survives - w: 0.48 x h: 1.04 x d: 0.27, broken above and below at the right side. This may be the lower part of C.140.
Text: Inscribed on one face; each entry in a different hand.
Letters: Average 0.03; superscript bar above the abbreviated praenomina in lines 3 and 9. Ivy leaves at the end of line 2 and, according to CIG, of lines 5, 8, 11; circular stops; dots after each abbreviation.

Date: 68-74 CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Agora area; first recorded in 1819, 'prope castellum in via ad magnum fontem ducente', with C.140. Found by Oliverio in the Agora area, 'nell demolizione di una casetta costruita dai militari'.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


Ἄσκλαπος Ἰσοκράτους
τοῦ Ἀγχιστράτου ((leaf))
( vac. 1 line)
Τι(βέριος) Κλαύδιος Ἀρίσταν̣δρος
( vac. 1 line)
Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀσίνιος Φίλωνο̣ς
5 υἱὸς Εὐφράνωρ ((leaf))
Τι(βέριος) Κλαύδιος Τι(βερίω) Κλ[αυδίω]
Κλεάρχω ἀρχιερέος
( vac. 1) υἱὸς Καρνήδας̣ ((leaf))
( vac. 1 line)
[(ἔτους)] ϙθ´ Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος Μ(άρκου) Ἀντωνίου
10Φλάμμα υἱὸς Κασκέλλιος
[Σωτᾶς] Διονυσίου ((leaf))
(ἔτους) ρδ´ Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀντώνιος Μ(άρκου) Ἀντωνίου
Φλάμμα υἱὸς Ἀριστομένης



All supplements were seen in 1819, but had been lost by the 1930s ; Δ(έκμος) CIG, Vol.III

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

Asclepos di Isocrate, di Anchistrato. - Ti. Claudio Aristandro. - M. Asinio di Filone figlio, Eufranore - Ti. Claudio, di Ti. Claudio Clearco Pontefice figlio, Carneade.- Anno 99 (= 68 d.) M. Antonio di M. Antonio Fiamma figlio, Cascellio.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] Asklapos (scil. son) of Isokrates (scil. son) of Anchistratos; Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Aristandros; M(arkos) Asinios (i.e. M(arcus) Asinius) Euphranor, son of Philo; Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Karnedas, son of Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Klearchos, high priest; Year 99, M(arkos) Antonios Kaskellios , son of M(arkos) Antonios Phlamma (i.e. M(arcus) Antonius Flamma) ; Sotas (scil. son) of Dionysios; Year 104, M(arkos) Antonios (i.e. M(arcus) Antonius) Aristomenes son of M(arkos) Antonios Phlamma (i.e. M(arcus) Antonius Flamma).


This is clearly from a running record of eponymus priests of Apollo, but the record was not kept systematically, and the entries are not in all cases consecutive.

Line 9: year 99 of the Actian era = CE 68/69.

Line 12: year 104 of the Actian era = CE 73/74.

Bibliography: Recorded in 1819 by Fr. Pacifico da Monte Cassiano and passed to Pietro Negri, Sardinian consul in Tripoli, whence published CIG, Vol.III, 5144, ll 6 ff., taking this as the lower part of C.140 and the upper element of C.393, whence SGDI, 4846, IGRR, I.1029; Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 64 (57) pl. XII, fig 20, whence SEG 9.184, PHI 324035; see Laronde, 1987a, 475.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).