IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.380. Name

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: 0.50 x h: 0.30.
Letters: 0.03, 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.






The iota, attached to the theta, seems clear.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] conversing with the divine [ . . .


For commentary on this series see on C.336.

Θεόμιλος, "conversant with God", is found in Christian texts (see Trapp, LBG, s.v., at TLG)

Bibliography: First mentioned in 1822, but not fully recorded until 1916. Oliverio, 1927a, 54, p.236, with a drawing, p.235, tav. VIII, 37, whence SEG 9.291, PHI 324140.
Text constituted from: From previous publications, drawings and photographs (Reynolds).


None available (2020).