IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.94. Dedication of a statue of Good Fortune by nomophylakes

Description: Panel of white marble, from one of five pilaster-bases, of which three survive with C.93, C.94, C.95.
Text: Inscribed on one face.
Letters: Apparently first cent BCE

Date: Probably first century BCE

Findspot: Cyrene: Nomophylakeion: Found in 1919 in the Hall.
Original location: Findspot
Last recorded location: Findspot.


οἱ ἐφ’ἱαρεῦς Εὐβάτα
Ἀριστοτέλης Ἀριστοτέλευς
Δαμάτριος Ἀμμωνίω
5Κάϊκος Ἀρίστιος
Δαμάτριος Φιλοκλεῦς
Μενεκλῆς Ἡρακλείδα
Ἀνδρίας Χαρτάδα
( vac. 1 line)
τὰν Ἀγαθὰν Τύχαν
10 ( vac. 2) ἀνέθηκαν ( vac. 2)


10    ΑΝΕΘΗΚΑΝ    

English translation

Translation by: Editors

The nomophylakes in the time of the priest Eubatas, Aristoteles (scil. son) of Aristoteles, Dametrios (scil. son) of Ammonios Kaikos (scil. son) of Aristis. Damatrios (scil. son) of Philokles, Menekles (scil. son) of Herakleidas, Andrias (scil. son) of Chartadas, set up (scil. the image of) Good Fortune

Arabic translation

Translation by: Muna Abdelhamed

النوموفيلاكيس (حماة القانون) في زمن الكاهن إيوباتاس، أريستوتيليس (بن) أريستوتيليس، داميتريوس (بن) أمونيوس، كيكوس (بن) أريستس. داميتريوس (بن) فيلوكليس، مينيكليس (بن) هيراكليداس، أندرياس (بن) خارتاداس، أقاموا (تمثال لـ) حظ جيد


One of a series of lists recording nomophylakes: C.93, C.94, C.96, C.95, C.97, GVCyr 26, all describing a series of dedications, and another list, C.98; cf also C.99; see further on C.93.

This text is singular in presenting a board of six officials only, where the Ptolemaic constitution (IGCyr010800, para. 5) provided for nine. There are nine in C.93, which might be earlier, and in C.95 and C.98, which are later, but six, plus three secretaries in C.96. It seems probable that here we have evidence for constitutional change, which was apparently temporary.

Bibliography: Ghislanzoni, 1925, 418 and fig 6 SEG 9.131, PHI 323984; See also Vitali, 1932, 263.
Text constituted from: Read from the photograph (Reynolds).


None available (2020).