White marble base with plain mouldings (0.53; 0.21;0.355).
Inscribed on the face (0.495; 0.09;0.34), the beginning of the lines aligned along the left margin.
0.02; without serifs, slanting sigma.
Place of Origin
Second half of fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1935 by G. Oliverio at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : North Necropolis , unidentified tomb.
Later recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1982 near entrance to Apollo's sanctuary .
Last recorded Location
Seen again by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1997 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , p. 111, n. 83 and fig. 39, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.195. Cf. Beschi, 1970 Beschi, L., 1970, Divinità funerarie cirenaiche, Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)47-48, 133-341 - see in bibliography , p. 204 (date).
Damokrates fils d'Hellooikos.
Damokrates son of Hellooikos.
Damokrates figlio di Hellooikos.
The personal name Ἑλλόοικος is very rare. The only other known instance occurs at Kourion on Cyprus, where we have both this form in koine (in alphabetic script) and the dialectal form (in syllabic writing) e-lo-wo-i-ko-se. In both places the original initial aspiration is no longer preserved, so that there is no reason to split both instances into two entries ( contra Fraser-Matthews, 1987 Fraser, P.M., Matthews, E. (eds.), 1987, Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, I: The Aegean Islands, Cyprus, Cyrenaica, Oxford - see in bibliography , p. 150).
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