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C.304. Riddle

Description: Limestone ('pietra dolce') block (w: 0.98 x h: 0.41 x d: 0.26)
Text: Graffito on one face.

Date: CE 19

Findspot: Cyrene: in the back of the second house to the east of the Fountain of Philothales.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot


( vac. 3) Ζήτημα· ( vac. 7)
τῶν Πριάμου παίδων
( vac. 1) τίϲ πατήρ;( vac. 7)



English translation

Translation by:

Question: who was the father of Priam's children?


All details are taken from Oliverio.

For other riddles of this kind see W. Slater, 'Riddles and Hallucinations', Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 6 (1993), 183-184, commenting on an inscription at Aphrodisias, most recently published as IAph2007 2.10.

Bibliography: SECir, 1961-1962, 192, fig. 140 (T.XV 70) whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1964.573; discussed by Kaster, 1984, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1988.1021 SEG 35.1726.
Text constituted from: From previous publications (Roueché).


None available (2020).