IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.372. Dated record

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 an area of smoothed clay, w: 0.37 x h: 0.30.
Letters: 0.015, 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.


ἐπ̣ὶ̣ τ̣οῦ̣ ἐπιμελητοῦ
[...]υωι Θεοδώρω εἰϲ-
[ήλ]θαμεν εἰϲ τὸ νυμφ-
[αῖον] ΚΕΠΡΥΡΩΝ[---]
[..]Δ̣Υ̣[..]π̣ένευϲ [---]
[c. 6] Ε [---]




2: [Ἰουλ]ίω Oliverio, 1927a
4: Possibly νυμφαῖον was completed in line 3 and a short name stood at the beginning of line 4 followed by κὲ = καί.
5: [Κυ]ρηναῖο[- Oliverio, 1927a
6: γενευϲ Oliverio, 1927a

English translation

Translation by: Editors

In the time of the curatorship of ? Theodoros we entered into the nymphaeum [ . . .


For commentary on this series see on C.336.

Line 1 The title is otherwise unattested at Cyrene; it may refer to the custodian of the shrine.

Line 2 See Oliverio's drawing; he prints [Ἰουλ]ίω.

Line 4

Line 5 Oliverio proposed .

Bibliography: First mentioned in 1822, but not fully recorded until 1916. Oliverio, 1927a, 44, p.232, with a drawing, p.233, tav. VII, 28, whence SEG 9.284, PHI 324133.
Text constituted from: From previous publications, drawings and photographs (Reynolds).


None available (2020).