IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.59. Acclamation

Description: Mosaic panel (w: 0.62 x h: 0.21), part of a floor depicting the story of the Minotaur, and set immediately above a panel containing a representation of Ariadne holding the string.
Text: Red mosaic lettering within a tabella ansata (w: 0.39 x h: 0.18).
Letters: Line 1, 0.08-0.09; line 2, 0.065, ε, ω.

Date: Second century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: House of Jason Magnus, on the floor of a room off the North corridor of the peristyle; found in 1936.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Museum





English translation

Translation by: Editors

For good (scil. luck)!


A common acclamation for the good fortune of a house; see for example the mosaic floor of a house at Kourion, T.B. Mitford, Inscriptions of Kourion 201 (available at PHI208608

Bibliography: Mingazzini, 1966, 25 and pl. XIII, fig. 2; Venturini, 2013 no. 103; mentioned Kenrick, 2013, 164-5.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. View (1936 October 5, Department of Antiquities, E.2624)