IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.233. Honours for a priestess

Description: Side of a small marble base (w: 0.27 x h: 0.23 x d: 0.365).
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: First century BCE - first century CE: line 1, 0.05; line 2, 0.045; line 3, 0.055.

Date: First century BCE to first century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Temple of Athena: Found during excavations, and photographed in 1926.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Standing on the stylobate of the Temple of Athena.


[---] ἱ̣έρεαν
[--- συνιεριτ]ε̣ύοισαν
[---οἱ Κυ]ραναῖοι



1: ἱέρεαν SECir, 1961-1962 ; Κ]υραναῖοι SECir, 1961-1962

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] priestess [ . . . ] ?serving [as joint priest . . . the] Cyrenaeans (scil. honoured)


Line 1: Reynolds was inclined to see a name here.

Line 2: The text presumably records a civic dedication of a statue of a priestess who was perhaps described as συνιεριτεύοισαν (joint priest) with the eponymous priest of Apollo for the year, cf. GVCyr 24, lines2-3.

Bibliography: SECir, 1961-1962, 119 p. 290 (from a drawing by Anti, T. A II 2)
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. C.233 (C. Dobias-Lalou, 1983: MFA diapo B000016)