IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.370. Fragmentary Date

Description: Rock-cut channel, with multiple informal inscriptions, C.336 to C.392; some are traced in the mud that coats the walls of the channel, others have been modelled by attaching strips of clay or mud to the rock.
Text: Graffito on a smoothed area of clay, w: 0.20 x h: 0.20.
Letters: 0.04, lunate epsilon, sigma.

Date: Second to early fourth century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Fountain of Apollo: rock-cut channel behind the fountain; first described in 1822, but not fully recorded until 1916.
Original location: Fountain of Apollo.
Last recorded location: Fountain of Apollo; no longer accessible.


ἐπὶ ἱερέ-
οϲ τοῦ κ[τίστου]



2: τοῦ κτί- Oliverio, 1927a; του κτι SEG
3: στου Ἀπόλλ]ω- Oliverio, 1927a
4: νος Oliverio, 1927a; [νος] SEG

English translation

Translation by: Editors

In the priesthood of Apollo the Founder of Ka-[---]


For commentary on this series see on C.336.

Line 2: There is no instance of Ktistes in the formal title of the eponymus priest of Apollo that is dated earlier than CE 176; see C.306. Oliverio restored this version of the priest's title, but a simpler one, e.g. ἐπ' ἱερέως Ἀπόλλωνος or ἐπ'ιἑρέως is also possible.

Bibliography: First mentioned in 1822, but not fully recorded until 1916. Oliverio, 1927a, 43, p.232, with a drawing, p.231, tav. VI, 26, whence SEG 9.282, PHI 324131.
Text constituted from: From previous publications and drawings (Reynolds).


None available (2020).