Altar cut in the rock, inside a niche without top (width 0.97).
Inscribed on the rear wall, above the altar.
height not registered, but very irregular.
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. 3, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.340.
Not usefully translatable.
This is probably, as Ferri thought, the beginning of a personal name, indicating the owner of the altar, as no divine name seems to begin with those letters. For other such mentions, see commentary at IGCyr032000.
This personal name might be restored either as Εὔγαμος, which is attested once at Rhodes in the second century B.C. and several times in various regions in the Late Empire, or better as Εὐγάμων, which is known for a poet having composed a Telegonia about 565 B.C. at Battos' court to honor the Battiad family. However, other derived names would also be possible.
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