IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.67. Christian invocation

Description: Mosaic floor with a series of panels, with C.66, C.67, C.68, C.69, C.70, C.71, C.72, C.73.
Text: Mosaic lettering within a rectangular panel, width 4.21
Letters: 0.24; square sigma, cursive omega

Date: Fourth century CE

Findspot: Cyrene: House of Hesychios: on the floor of the South corridor. Found in 1945, but the house had been partly uncovered in 1934.
Original location: Findspot.
Last recorded location: Findspot.


θεὸϲ βοηθὸϲ Ἀλοίπωτι ϲὺν τέκνοιϲ



English translation

Translation source: Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003

God is (?be) the help of Aloipo and (scil. her) children.

English translation

Translation by: Editors

God is (?be) the help of Alypos and (scil. his) children.


For this group of texts see on C.66.

For the feminine name Ἀλυπώ see C.423 and LGPN, s.v. (8 examples, at Cyrene and Bouthrotos). Dobias-Lalou (loc. cit.) prefers to read the masculine Ἀλυπώς (not in LGPN, but 79 examples of Ἄλυπος)

Bibliography: Reynolds, 1960, 5.b, whence Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1961.835, SEG 18.746.b, PHI 324448; republished Reynolds, 1980, 148, A.ii, whence SEG 30.1785.1.b, PHI 324533; republished Reynolds-Ward-Perkins-Goodchild, 2003, 172.1b, Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 2004.450; Venturini, 2013 no. 59.b
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. C.66 above C.67(C. Dobias-Lalou, 2004: MFA 04/11/21-22)