IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.133. Ephebic names

Description: Series of blocks standing in a row (w: 0.575 x h: 0.375 x d: 0.59). Part of a group inscribed with P.127, P.128, P.129, P.130, P.131, P.132, P.133, P.134, P.135.
Text: Graffiti on one face; three different hands; the monogram (line 4) is written to the left of lines 1-3.
Letters: Line 1, 0.075; line 2, 0.04; line 3: 0.14.

Date: First century BCE to second century CE

Findspot: Ptolemais: Street of the Monuments, north side, re-used in late buildings; found in 1935/6.
Original location: ?A gymnasium.
Last recorded location: Lying loose in the street.


[---]ος [---]ου
[---] ((ΣΤΚ))(σύγκ)(οιτοι)


[---] ΣΤΚ

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

-on [ . . . -]s [. . . -]os [(scil. son) of -]os. Bedfellows


Line 3: there is an ο within the omicron, and a Υ between omicron and sigma, written extremely small: this would appear to be from a patronymic, typical of ephebic inscriptions: see C.61, C.123, C.124, and many examples at Ptolemais: P.2, P.11, P.13, P.14, P.69, P.124, P.133, P.134, P.178, P.182, P.185, P.190, and cf P.200. (compare e.g. P.2, P.134, P.190)

Line 4: For the monogram, see on P.3. Here it must express the relationship between ephebes whose names were written to the left.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I. 7)

   Fig. 2. Face (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I. 7)

   Fig. 3. P.133 and left side of P.134 (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I.8, II.44)