Unfinished epitaph


Trismegistos ID: 738267

Source Description


White marble base with plain mouldings on three sides; on top, a shallow hole for attachment of a statue (0.675; 0.275;0.305).


Inscribed between the mouldings (0.63; 0.14; 0.285;) with both lines beginning on the same vertical line; l. 2 not finished.



Place of Origin

Cyrene .


Second century B.C. (lettering)


Found at an unknown date at Cyrene : probably North Necropolis .

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in May 30th, 1982 at the modern entrance to the Sanctuary of Apollo .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, 1933-1936 , p. 114, n. 102, fig. 58, whence SEG , 9.214. Cf. Beschi, 1970 , p. 205 (date of the base); Thorn-Thorn, 2009 , p. 137.


Κληνάτα Διοσκo〈---〉.


2 Oliverio, 1933-1936  Διοσκο[υρίδου]

French translation

Klenata fille de Diosko〈---〉.

English translation

Klenata daughter of Diosko〈---〉.

Italian translation

Klenata figlia di Diosko〈---〉.


At line 2 Oliverio suspected a lacuna, but the line was certainly never finished. It is thus dubious that the base was found in a Necropolis, as said by Oliverio.

For the unfinished father's name there are different possibilities: Διόσκορος and at least three variants of Διοσκουρίδης with different linguistic features.

The Thorns suspected that the base comes from the North Necropolis because it is the only part that was explored by the Italian archaeologists before World War II.

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