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C.317. Dedication to Apollo Nymphagetes and the Nymphs

Description: Marble base moulded on three sides (w: 0.66 x h: 0.25 x d: 0.37).
Text: Inscribed on the front face.
Letters: First century CE: 0.035.

Date: First century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Spring of Kura/Cave of the Nymphs, in one of the entrances to a rock-cut chamber beside the cave; found probably in 1933.
Original location: Unknown.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


Ἀπόλλωνι Νυμφαγέται
( vac. 5) καὶ ( vac. 1) Νύμφαις ( vac. 3)


          ΚΑΙ  ΝΥΜΦΑΙΣ      

English translation

Translation by: Editors

For Apollo Nymphagetes and the Nymphs


Laronde, loc.cit., dates this text to the second century BCE

For Apollo as Nymphagetes/Nymphegetes elsewhere, see e.g. Thasos, IG XII,8 358 (at PHI 79549) and regularly at Samos, e.g. BCH IV (1880) 335 (at PHI 254612)

For the nymphs see the informal prayers C.336 to C.392, .

Bibliography: Mentioned by Stucchi, 1975, 591 n. 1; republished by Laronde, 1987, 426-27 and fig. 162, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1988.1012, SEG 38.1900.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds VI.25)

   Fig. 2. Face (Joyce Reynolds XIII.47)