IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

P.134. Ephebic names

Description: Sandstone block (w: 0.63 x h: 0.33 x d: 0.48). One 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; probably three different hands
Letters: l. 1, 0.06; line 2, 0.09; line 3, truncated; lunate sigma, square sigma, four bar sigma.

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.


[---] ( vac. 1) Συ̣κ(- - -)-
[--- Ἰ]ούλ̣ι̣ος̣ [..]λλου


[---]  Σ.Κ


3: There are traces of a patronymic cut in small letters (ι, κ) between those of the name.
4: Α Γ is cut within the O.

English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché

- . . . -]onios; [ . . .] Ioulios (i.e. Julius) (scil. son) of [ . . -]llos


Lines 3 and 4: For the patronymic written in small letters within and between the letters of the names, 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.

Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Face (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I.8, NB V.8)

   Fig. 2. P.133 and left side of P.134 (Joyce Reynolds, Tolmeita I.8, NB II.44)