Epitaph (?)


Trismegistos ID: 738323

Source Description


A rock-cut tomb (dimensions unknown).


Inscribed on the wall inside the tomb.


Dimensions of the letters unknown.

Place of Origin



Perhaps fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1923 at Cyrene : Ain Hofra .

Last recorded Location

Seen (line 1 only) by G. d'Addazio of the Chieti mission in situ between 1999 and 2005.

Present Location

Not seen by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from former editor's drawing (CDL).


Ferri, 1923 , n. 21, whence SEG , 9.346. Cf.  D'Addazio, 2008 , p. 180.


Ἑρμογένευς (vac. 3)Εὐοπ̣[ίδα?] (vac. 5)ΠΓ


2 Εὐοπ̣[ίδα?] : Ferri, 1923  ΕΥΟΙ : Εὐοι(- - -)

3 Ferri, 1923  πγ´

French translation

(Tombe) appartenant à Hermogénès fils d'Euopidas  [---] .

English translation

(Tomb) of Hermogenes son of Euopidas  [---] .

Italian translation

(Tomba) di Hermogenes figlio di Euopidas  [---] .


At line 2, the name Εὐοπίδας would fit the letters shown on Ferri's drawing and not interpreted in his discussion.

If Ferri was right in supposing that line 3 had the dead's age, 83 years, this indication would lack the use of the normal symbol for ἐτῶν. Furthermore, this would be a strangely early instance of that formula. The letters might as well pertain to a third personal name. We prefer to leave the question open.

However, d'Addazio observed recently the first line of the inscription 'inside a rock-cut tomb', so that the funerary interpretation seems good. It is a pity that his photograph, mentioned in his text, was eventually not printed in the publication.

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