IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.27. Caption for a statue of Thalia

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. Mouded base, approximately oval w: 0.49 x h: 0.10. There are slight traces of the feet and robe of a statue on top.
Text: Inscribed on the base.
Letters: Second to third centuries. Atypical at Cyrene and possibly cut elsewhere. 0.025: lunate epsilon; traces of rubrication.

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).


None available (2020).