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C.393. Fragmentary list of priests of Apollo

Description: Damaged stele consisting of two marble blocks standing side by side, one (C.394) now in two fragments, broken away and below, and the other (C.393) hollowed out at the back (w: 0.75 x h: 0.88 x d: 0.64). There are dowel holes on top presumably for the attachment of other blocks.
Text: Inscribed on the front face, which is damaged at the upper edge and again at the bottom; each entry in a different hand. C.394 is inscribed on the left side.
Letters: First century CE: 0.04, superscript bar above the abbreviated praenomina in lines 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11; dot for stop.

Date: First century

Findspot: Cyrene: In the sanctuary, area of the Fountain of Apollo. First recorded in 1817.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Standing in front of the Temple of Hekate (2008)


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[c. 4] Ἀγχίστρατο[ς]
( vac. 1) Καρτισθένευς ( vac. 1)
Τι(βέριος) Κλαύδιος ((stop)) Σαρα[π]ίω-
νος υἱὸς Παγκλῆς
( vac. 4 lines)
5Τι(βέριος) Κλαύδιος ((stop)) Ἴστρος
( vac. 3) Φιλίσκου ( vac. 3)
Τι(βέριος) Κλαύδιος ((stop)) Ἄσκλαπος
( vac. 3) Φιλίσκου ( vac. 3)
Μ(ᾶρκος) Ἀσίνιος ((stop)) Φίλωνος
10 υἱὸς ((stop)) Εὐφράνωρ
Τι(βέριος) Κλαύδιος Τι(βερίου) Κλαυδί[ου]
[Κλε]ά̣ρ̣χο̣υ̣ υἱ[ὸς Καρνήδας]


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1: ΙΡΑΙΩ Della Cella, 1819; ---στ]ρά[τ]ω τῶ CIG, Vol.III; Ἀγχίστρατος Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936
2: ΠΙΣΘΕΝΕΥΣ Della Cella, 1819; Καρτ]ισθένευς CIG, Vol.III; ΑΡΤΙΣΘΕΝΕΥΣ Robinson, 1913
4: Παγκλῆς : ΠΑΓΚΑΠΣ Della Cella, 1819; Πάγκα[λο]ς CIG, Vol.III

Italian translation

Translation source: Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936

- Anchistrato di Cartistene. - Ti. Claudio, di Serapione figlio, Panklés. Ti. Claudio Istro, di Filisco.- Ti. Claudio Asclepos, di Filisco. - M. Asinio, di Filone figlio, Eufranore - Ti Claudio, di Ti. Claudio Clearco figlio, Carneade.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

. . . ] Anchistratos (scil. son) of Kartisthenes. Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Pankles, (scil. son) of Sarapion. Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Istros, (scil. son) of Philiskos. Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Asklapos (scil. son) of Philiskos. [M(arkos)] Asinios (i.e. M(arcus) Asinius) Euphranor, son of Philon. Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) [Karnedas] son of Ti(berios) Klaudios (i.e. Ti(berius) Claudius) Klearchos . [ . . .


The different hands suggest that the text is a running record of eponymus priests of Apollo; but it is clear that the record was not kept systematically and that the entries are not in all cases consecutive.

Bibliography: Della Cella, 1819, 144 whence CIG, Vol.III, taking this to be the lower lines of 5144, from which SGDI, 4846, IGRR, I.1029; reported, Robinson, 1913, from De Cou, 194; republished Oliverio, DAI, 1933-1936, 63 (56), p. 99, pl. XIII, fig. 19, whence SEG 9.183, PHI 324034; see Laronde, 1987a, 475.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (1911, Norton 55)

   Fig. 2. Corner view of the two inscribed faces, C.393 and C.394, of the stone (1927, Department of Antiquities, D.131)

   Fig. 3. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 4. Face (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 5. View (2008, H.Walda)