Dedication to Apollo


Trismegistos ID: 106096

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 557.


Two adjacent fragments of a white marble base broken off at both ends, with a smooth upper side (fragment a:0.13; 0.07; -; fragment b:0.2; 0.07;0.305-).


Inscribed on the face.


0.025; very small omicron, chalice-shaped upsilon.

Place of Origin



Second century B.C. (lettering)


Found in 1928 at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo, in the Lesche , near the Temple of Artemis .

Last recorded Location

Fragment b seen in 1977 by C. Dobias-Lalou in Shahat : Cyrene Museum ; fragment a not traced.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, 1929 , p. 117, n. 2 (ph.), whence SEG , 9.93; Oliverio, Taccuini inediti , VIII.9, whence again SECir , 143 and SECir , 255 twice (!), as unpublished; Marengo, 1985 , and Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique , 1988.1011, whence SEG , 36.1461.


[---]  [Με]|νάνδρο|υ Ἀπόλλων[ι ---?] 


French translation

[Un tel] fils de [Mé]nandros (a consacré) à Apollon[---?] .

English translation

[So and so] son of [Me]nandros (dedicated) to Apollo[---?] .

Italian translation

[Il tale] figlio di [Me]nandros (ha dedicato) ad Apollo[---?] .


Oliverio ( Oliverio, 1929 ) published only fragment a, but conveyed information about fragment b to Hondius, who published the whole in SEG , 9.93. During Pugliese Carratelli's and Morelli's visit in 1960 the latter registered only fragment b, whereas the former published the whole from Oliverio's drawing (not given), without identifying it with the inscription already published by Oliverio. C. Dobias-Lalou from 1976 on also found only fragment b. Fragment a is probably lost for ever.

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