Tithe for Apollo by five generals


Trismegistos ID: 6003

Source Description


Panel of white marble cut above in the shape of a pediment (total 1.14; 0.63;0.26; without cymatium height 0.445).


Inscribed in 8 lines, line 1 displaid on the whole length, the other lines aligned along the left margin.


0.053 at l. 1; 0.05 at l. 2 ff.

Place of Origin

Cyrene : possibly from the Doric Treasury .


Between 340 and 330 B.C. (prosopography)


Found in 1933 by G. Oliverio at Cyrene : in the Western part of the Sanctuary of Apollo .

Last recorded Location

Seen in 1982 by C. Dobias-Lalou at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo, inside the Strategeion .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, 1933-1936 , p. 160, n. 141, whence SEG , 9.77; Masson, 1976 , p. 50, footnote 10, whence SEG , 26.1831; Applebaum, 1979 , p. 40, footnote 220, whence SEG , 29.1673; Gasperini, 1987 , and Chamoux, 1987 , whence SEG , 37.1660; Laronde, 1987 , pp. 52-58 and 182, whence SEG , 38.1892; Bacchielli, 1994 , and Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique , 1996.551, whence SEG , 44.1540.


Δεκάτα Ἀπόλλωνι ἀπὸ Μακᾶν καὶ Νασαμώνων. Στραταγοί· Ἑρμήσανδρος Θεάρω, 5Ζῆνις Πραξιάδα, Θευφείδης Ἰάσιος, Μνάσαρχος Θευχρήστω, Τελέσαρχος Μνάσιος.


French translation

Dîme à Apollon prise sur les Maques et les Nasamons. Stratèges: Hermèsandros fils de Théaros, Zènis fils de Praxiadas, Theupheidès fils de Iasis, Mnasarkhos fils de Theukhrestos, Télésarkhos fils de Mnasis.

English translation

Tithe for Apollo taken from Makai and Nasamones. Generals: Hermesandros son of Thearos, Zenis son of Praxiadas, Theupheides son of Iasis, Mnasarchos son of Theuchrestos, Telesarchos son of Mnasis.

Italian translation

Decima ad Apollo presa ai Makai e ai Nasamones. Strateghi: Hermesandros figlio di Thearos, Zenis figlio di Praxiadas, Theupheides figlio di Iasis, Mnasarchos figlio di Theuchrestos, Telesarchos figlio di Mnasis.


A. Laronde ( Laronde, 1987 , pp. 52-58 and 182) discussed family ties of Mnasarkhos (l. 7) and dated the dedication.

We now have probably the father of Hermesandros in IGCyr121600.

Oliverio, in editio princeps , only said that the panel had been found 'in the excavations to the west of the Fountain Terrace'. In his report of the excavations of year 1933 (see Luni, 2014 , p. 139), he more precisely suggested that it might be related to the ruins of a small offering or temple which were perceivable at the far end of that terrace and which he intended to investigate later on. Stucchi, relying on those informations (then still unpublished) pushed that interesting theory ahead, supposing that the building was a Doric Traesury erected symmetrically with the Strategeion. Unfortunately no further excavation took place there to bring further confirmation (see Laronde, 1987 , p. 182).

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