IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.76. Dedication to Hermes and Herakles

Description: Marble base with writing on five faces and reliefs on two (w: 0.62 x h: 0.62 x d: 0.355). On the front is a relief of a man driving a quadriga, and, on the left face, of a boy leading a horse; inscribed on the front face with C.76, C.77, C.78, C.79, C.80, C.81, on the left face with C.82, on the right with C.84, on the top with C.85, on the reverse with C.83. A large square hole has been cut in the back which was only semi-dressed.
Text: Inscribed formally on the front face, by the head of the man driving.
Letters: First century BCE - Augustan: 0.028.

Date: First century BCE/Augustan

Findspot: Cyrene: House of Hesychios; found in 1934.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


Ἑρμαῖ Ἡρακλεῖ




1: Εὐμηλ[ίδα]ς SECir, 1961-1962

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

Eumelidas, for Hermes and Herakles


For the dedication to Hermes and Herakles see on C.51; see also C.51, C.145, C.131, C.152). There seems no doubt that the monument originally stood in the nearby gymnasium, where it acquired the graffiti cf. C.145, etc.

A Eumelidas, who may be identical, was Triakatiarches of the ephebes in 1 BCE, see C.145, line 9.

Bibliography: SECir, 1961-1962, 164.a and fig. 129 (from T. VI 1ff); mentioned Kenrick, 2013, 246.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Front face, with C.76, C.77, C.78, C.79, C.80 and C.81 (Department of Antiquities, D.587)