Rock-cut niche (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed on two sides of the niche.
Height not registered.
Place of Origin
Perhaps fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1982 in situ.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Ferri, 1923 Ferri, S., 1923, Contributi di Cirene alla storia della religione greca, Roma - see in bibliography , n. 1, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.325. Cf. Forbes, 1956 Forbes, K., 1956, Some Cyrenean Dedications, Philologus100, 235-252 - see in bibliography , whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 16.872; Lazzarini, 1998 Lazzarini, M.L., 1998, Zeus Meilichios e le Eumenidi: alcune considerazioni, in E. Catani, S.M. Marengo (eds.), La Cirenaica in età antica: atti del Convegno internazionale di studi, Macerata, 18-20 Maggio 1995, Ichnia1, Pisa-Roma, 311-317 - see in bibliography , p. 311.
(Autel) des Euménides. (Autel) de Zeus.
(Altar) of Eumenides. (Altar) of Zeus.
(Altare) delle Eumenidi. (Altare) di Zeus.
When seeing the inscription, C. Dobias-Lalou did not see anything after the iota of the third syllable in the name of the Eumenides. Following the numerous examples cut in the neighbourhood with the plural, she was prone to edit, as above, a plural. However, on Ferri's copy there are several short bars scrawled after that iota, which might be relevant for a sigma. One Eumenide at the singular is now known near Cyrene (see IGCyr133800), so that this possibility should not be completely excluded.
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