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C.225. Building inscription for the Strategeion

Description: The two ends of a limestone lintel of which a central fragment is lost.
Text: inscribed within a deep moulded panel (originally, w: 0.288 x h: 0.46) on an erased surface which is slightly concave; at either end there are traces of the moulding of the smaller panel in which an earlier inscription was cut.
Letters: Augustan - first century CE line 1, 0.10; line 2, 0.07.

Date: CE 4-14

Findspot: Cyrene: Strategeion; found in 1929.
Original location: Strategeion.
Last recorded location: Strategeion: replaced in position above the door and not accessible to close examination.


Ti(berio) Caesari [Augu]sti f(ilio) co(n)s(uli) imp(eratori) trib(unicia) pot(estate)
( vac. 3) Su[fenas Pr]oculus f(aciendum) c(urauit) ( vac. 3)



English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

For Tiberius, son of Augustus, consul, acclaimed imperator, with tribunician Power; Sufenas Proculus was responsible for the construction.


For the fourth century BCE building see Laronde op.cit.; the original dedication is on the architrave and frieze above (IGCyr 098500). . It is not clear how much new work was involved when Sufenas Proculus dedicated it to Tiberius, though his use of f(aciendum) in line 2 would be consonant with an extensive reconstruction.

Line 1: Between AD 4 when Augustus adopted Tiberius and 14 when he died. For the same text on a statue base in the Strategion, see C.226; for other Cyrenaean dedications to Tiberius as heir, see C.9, C.118.

Line 2: For Sufenas Proculus see commentary on C.9, q.v.also in C.226, ; C.118, lines 3, 4.

Bibliography: Oliverio, 1930, 22, p.198f. fig. 56; Oliverio, 1931, 31, and Oliverio, 1940, 402; described, Pernier, 1935, 41; mentioned Laronde, 1987, 104-5 Demougin, 1978, 620, whence AE 1978.829, available at EDH 014118; mentioned Kenrick, 2013, 197.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View, left end (Department of Antiquities, E.1313).