Part of a fine-grained limestone exedra, broken at right (preserved block: arc 0.9; height 0.22; radius 0.54).
Inscribed on the concave front face: arc 0.68; height 0.17.
0.03; carefully inscribed letters.
Place of Origin
Third century B.C. (lettering)
Found in 1926 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : Sanctuary of Apollo, in front of Fountain of Philothales .
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1983 in situ.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Oliverio, 1929 Oliverio, G., 1929, Campagna di scavo a Cirene nell’estate 1927, Africa Italiana2, 111-154 - see in bibliography , p. 153, n. 21, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.65.
(La statue d') Aristotélès fils d'Arist[otélès?], après qu'il eut accompli la telesphoria des Karneia, (a été consacrée par) [Une-telle] fille d'Arkhétos.
(The statue of) Aristoteles son of Arist[oteles?], after his accomplishing the telesphoria of Karneia, (was dedicated by) [So-and-so] daughter of Archetos.
(La statua di) Aristoteles figlio di Arist[oteles?], dopo che aveva completato la telesphoria delle Karneia, (è stata dedicata dalla) [tale] figlia di Archetos.
In term of space, the incomplete participle at line 2 might also be restored τελεσφορήσαισα, referring to the dedicant. But there is no instance of a priestess celebrating the Karneia.
It is a plausible guess that the dedicant, daughter of Archetos, was the spouse of Aristoteles.
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