IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.26. Caption for a statue of Euterpe

Description: One of a group of six marble bases for statues of the Muses, inscribed with C.24, C.25, C.26, C.27, C.28, C.29; a seventh is uninscribed. Moulded base w: 0.56 x h: 0.105 x d: 0.21 carrying the statue of the muse, complete except for the head, carrying a tragic mask in the left hand.
Text: Inscribed on the base.
Letters: Second to third centuries. Atypical at Cyrene and possibly cut elsewhere. 0.035 lunate epsilon; rubricated.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Theatre 2; found between 1962 and 1966.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum





English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché


For the statues see Menozzi, art.cit. For another group of the muses, see on C.60. The context of both sets was probably connected with the Gymnasium.

Bibliography: Menozzi, 1998, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1999.611, SEG 48.2062
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Statue, inscription on plinth (Reynolds VIII.31)

   Fig. 2. Statue, front (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. Plinth (2008, H.Walda)