Dedication and list of ephebes


Trismegistos ID: 5990

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 514 (Oliverio's fragment) and 1827 (additional fragments).


Three adjacent fragments of a grey marble stele, broken off below and at back, crowned by a large cornice with a small plain moulding on top (altogether 0.305; 0.475-;0.15-; without cornice 0.23; 0.295-; -).


Inscribed on the whole front side.


0.01 at ll. 1-15, 0.08 l. 16 on.

Place of Origin



Beginning of second century B.C. (lettering)


Fragment Oliverio: found in 1928 at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo, North-West of the Roman Propylaeum ; other fragments: provenance unknown.

Last recorded Location

All fragments seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1979 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, 1930 , pp. 188-189, n. 12, whence SEG , 9.51; text with new fragments in Dobias-Lalou, 1997 , pp. 325-329, whence SEG , 49.2361. Cf. Dobias-Lalou, 2000 , pp. 241-246, whence SEG , 50.1637; Cordiano, 2001 , p. 285 (without the new fragments), whence SEG , 51.2208; Dobias-Lalou, 2016 , pp. 240, 257.


|Ἐπὶ Ἀνδρέα· (vac. 4) τριακατιαρχέντας· Πίθακον Στεφάνω, Ἀνάξα<ν>δρον Χαριξένω, Ὀνάσανδρον Ἀμμωνίω, 5Μένανδρον Μενάνδρω{ν} · ἀπορυτιάζοντα· Ἀπολλωνίδαν Δ|αματρί[ω] · |γυμν̣|α̣σιαρχέντας · [Πρα]ξιάδαν Εὐκλεῦς, 10[Φιλ]οθάλη Δαμοφίλω, [Ἀρτ]εμίδωρον Ἁγέμο̣[νος] · [κ]αὶ τῶν πρεσβυ̣[τέρ]|ων· [c. 4] |στρατον [....] |σκω· |τρ|ιακάτιοι · 15 [---] [..]  |Μακίνω, [---]  Θευτίμω, [---] ος Εὐκάρπω, [---]  Ἀριστοτέλευς, [---]  Πρατάρχω, 20 [---]  Ἀπολλωνίω, [---]  [Θε]ρσίλα [---]  [..] σ̣ι̣ν̣[ί]κω, [---]  [---] κω, - - - - - -


10 [Φιλ]οθάλη : Dobias-Lalou, 1997  [...] οθάλη

French translation

Sous la prêtrise d'Andréas: les commandants des triakatioi Pithakos fils de Stéphanos, Anaxa<n>dros fils de Kharixénos, Onasandros fils d'Ammônios, Ménandros fils de Ménandros, le maître de cavalerie Apollônidas fils de Damatrios, les gymnasiarques Praxiadas fils d'Euklès, [Phil]othalès fils de Damophilos, Artémidôros fils d'Hagemôn, ainsi que celui des seniors [c. 4] stratos fils de [....] skos (ont été honorés par) les triakatioi : [---] a[..]  fils de Makinos,  [---]  fils de Theutimos, [---] os fils d'Eukarpos,  [---]  fils d'Aristotélès,  [---]  fils de Pratarkhos,  [---]  fils d'Apollônios,  [---]  fils de Thersilas,  [---]  fils de  [---] inikos,  [---]  fils de  [---] kos,  [---] .

English translation

Being priest Andreas: the leaders of the triakatioi Pithakos son of Stephanos, Anaxa<n>dros son of Charixenos, Onasandros son of Ammonios, Menandros son of Menandros, the master of riding Apollonidas son of Damatrios, the gymnasiarchs Praxiadas son of Eukles, [Phil]othales son of Damophilos, Artemidoros son of Hagemon, as well as the one for seniors [c. 4] stratos son of [....] skos (were honored by) the triakatioi : [---] a[..]  son of Makinos,  [---]  son of Theutimos, [---] os son of Eukarpos,  [---]  son of Aristoteles,  [---]  son of Pratarchos,  [---]  son of Apollonios,  [---]  son of Thersilas,  [---]  son of  [---] inikos,  [---]  son of  [---] kos,  [---] .

Italian translation

Sotto il sacerdote Andreas: i comandanti dei triakatioi Pithakos figlio di Stephanos, Anaxa<n>dros figlio di Charixenos, Onasandros figlio di Ammonios, Menandros figlio di Menandros, il maestro d'equitazione Apollonidas figlio di Damatrios, i ginnasiarchi Praxiadas figlio di Eukles, [Phil]othales figlio di Damophilos, Artemidoros figlio di Hagemon, così come (il ginnasiarco) dei seniores [c. 4] stratos figlio di [....] skos (sono stati onorati dai ) triakatioi : [---] a[..]  figlio di Makinos,  [---]  figlio di Theutimos, [---] os figlio di Eukarpos,  [---]  figlio di Aristoteles,  [---]  figlio di Pratarchos,  [---]  figlio di Apollonios,  [---]  figlio di Thersilas,  [---]  figlio di  [---] inikos,  [---]  figlio di  [---] kos,  [---] .

Arabic translation

فترة الكاهن أندرياس: قادة الترياكاتيوي (الرياضيين) بيثاكوس بن ستيفانوس وأناكسا <ن> دروس بن خاريكسينوس وأوناساندروس بن أمونيوس وميناندروس بن ميناندروس ومدرب الخيالة أبولونيداس بن داماتريوس ومشرف الجمنازيوم براكسياداس بن إفكليسك و[فيل]وثاليس بن داموفيلوس وأرتميدوروس بن هاجيمون، بالإضافة إلى قائد لكبار السن [4. c] ستراتوس بن [....] سكوس (تم تكريمه من قبل) مجموعة الترياكاتيوي التالية: [---] أ [..] بن ماكينوس، [---] بن ثيوتيموس و[---]وس بن من إفكاربوس و[---] بن أريستوتيلس و[---] بن براتارخوس و[---] بن أبولونيوس و[---] بن ثيرسيلاس [---] بن [---] ] إينيكوس و[---] بن [---] كوس و[---].


The triakatioi are at Cyrene soldiers in formation, i.e. ephebes. For the vocabulary of the officers, see Dobias-Lalou, 2000 .

At l. 3, the missing nu in the name Anaxandros (and probably also the hypercorrect final nu in the genitive of Menandros at l. 5) give a clue for an early slackening of the implosive nasal and a concomitant nasalization of the preceding vowel, a phenomenon for which see Dobias-Lalou, 2000 , p. 66.

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