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C.284. Honours for Timareta

Description: Limestone block, (w: 1.53 x h: 0.45 x d: 0.50).
Text: Inscribed on one face. Since the text records the dedication of a statue the block must be re-used.
Letters: Probably first century CE 0.045.

Date: Probably first century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: First recorded in 1935 when the surface must have been better preserved. The penultimate block in the south wall of the Temple of Artemis.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Τειμαρέταν Καρνήδα [c. 6] Ι̣Ρ̣[---]
Φλά[μ]μα ἱαριτε[ύων] τὰ[ν ---]




1: Only the initial Κ can now be read; Oliverio recorded the full name, but not the further letters.
2: Φλάμμας SECir, 1961-1962

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Teimareta (scil. daughter) of Karnedas [ . . . ] Phlamma, serving as priest, (scil. set up the statue) [ . . . ]


Lines 1-2: The two later letters in line 1 might suggest [θυγάτ]ερ[α; and line 2 might be supplemented τὰ[ν ἑαυτοῦ γυναῖκα]; cf. C.230

Line 2: Presumably one of the family of M. Antonii in which Flamma was a recurrent cognomen. There seems neither trace of nor room for the final Σ proposed by Oliverio.

Bibliography: SECir, 1961-1962, 30 p. 240 (from T.XI 56).
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face, left end

   Fig. 2. Face, left end

   Fig. 3. Face, left end, detail

   Fig. 4. Face, all