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C.267. Fragmentary list? of priests of Apollo

Description: Inscribed marble block; no measurements.
Text: Inscribed on the face.
Letters: Probably second century; lunate sigma, lunate epsilon, cursive mu; bar above praenomina in lines 3,5,7.

Date: Probably second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Temple of Apollo: Recorded in 1861 "lying on the mosaic pavement".
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot (1861)


Μ(ᾶρκοϲ) Κ[..]Ι̣Ο̣Ι̣ [---]
Ἀγχαρῆνοϲ Ι̣[---]
Π(όπλιοϲ) Κλαύδιοϲ Τορκο[---]
( vac. 3) ἡ πόλιϲ ( vac. 3)
5Τ(ίτοϲ) Φλάβιοϲ Βαρκαῖο[ϲ]
( vac. 3) ἡ πόλιϲ ( vac. 3)
Τ(ίτος) Φλάβιοϲ Ἀγχίϲ̣τ[ρατοϲ]
Μ(ᾶρκοϲ) Οὔλπιοϲ Ἀριϲ̣[---]
Δέγμοϲ Καϲκέλλ[ιοϲ ---]
10[Τ]ι(βέριοϲ) Κλαύδιοϲ Βάτ[τοϲ]
( vac. 3) Φιλίππο[υ υἱόϲ]




1: Ἀγκαρῆνος . . . Smith-Porcher, 1864
2: Τορκο[υᾶτος] SECir, 1961-1962
6: Ἀγχιοτ . . . Smith-Porcher, 1864
7: Ἀριο . . . Smith-Porcher, 1864

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] M(arkos) (i.e. M(arcus) ) K[- . . . ] Ancharenos [ . . . ]; P(oplios) Klaudios Torko[?uatos] (i.e. P(ublius) Claudius Torquatus); the City; T(itos) Phlabios (i.e. T(itus) Flavius) Barkaios; the City; T(itos) Phlabios (i.e. T(itus) Flavius) Anchistratos; M(arkos) Oulpios (i.e. M(arcus) Ulpius) Aris[- . . ]; Degmos Kaskellios (i.e. D); Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Bat[tos ? son of] Philippos [ . . .


Oliverio saw a similarity in hand to C.414

All details and text are taken from Smith and Porcher. It seems clear that the list is a running record of eponymous priests of Apollo (so Robert, loc. cit.).

Line 3: Possibly Τορκο[υᾶτος], but the name is not otherwise attested at Cyrene. A misreading for Βαρκαῖος is conceivable.

Lines 4, 6: It appears that on two occasion there was no suitable candidate for the eponymous priesthood and that the city corporately undertook the expense.

Line 8: The cognomen was perhaps Ἀρισ[τ-]. Almost certainly to be connected with the one of two D. Kaskellioi Aristoteleis (LGPN nos. V1-63184, 63185) of C.250, lines 2-4, dated under Commodus, one of whom appears also in C.256.

Line 10: Battos: Almost certainly to be identified with the priest Ti.Claudius Battos of C.299, lines 5, 6 and C.221 lines 7,8, C.305, line 4 both probably to be dated under Marcus Aurelius. The name in the next line, being inset, is likely to be his father's rather than a new entry; if that is so it is possible that he is son of Philippos responsible for Apollo's columns, see C.257.

Bibliography: Smith-Porcher, 1864, 10, p. 112, and pl. 80, whence SECir, 1961-1962, 70bis p. 258, on which Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1964.562
Text constituted from: Publications (Reynolds).


None available (2020).