IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.315. Oracle?

Description: A block.
Text: Inscribed within a tabella ansata (w: 0.85 x h: 0.105, ansa 0.06).
Letters: Lines 1-4 0.03; line 5, 0.008. At the ends of lines 1 and 3 the last letters of the line are reduced and displaced to fit in. Lunate forms.

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Cave of the Priests.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


Ἐπ᾽ἱερέοϲ τοῦ κτίστου
Ἀπόλλωνοϲ Που-
φίου Λούππου ἔβρε-
ξεν ὁ Ζε[ν]ὸ̣ϲ θεῶ οὐρα-
5( vac. )ν̣όϲ· Ἀγαθὰ μαν̣[τεία]


5      .ΟϹΑΓΑΘΑΜΑ.[....]

4: The drawing shows ΟΖΕΝΟϹ; the photo ΟΖΕ SEG
5: Τhe drawing shows MANTEIA; the photo is largely illegible SEG

English translation

When the priest of Apollo the Founder was Pouphios Louppos (i.e. Pupius Lupus), the heaven of the god Zeus rained: a good prophecy.


For Apollo as founder see also C.152.

Bibliography: Stucchi, 1981, 103-104 plate XXX, whence SEG 31.1575, PHI 324540, AE 2003.1886
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


None available (2020).