Dedications to the Eumenides, the Curete and Melichios


Trismegistos ID: 738340

Source Description


First to the right of four rock-cut altars (see also IGCyr064600, IGCyr064800); dimensions unknown.


Inscribed on the front below the compartment.


Height unknown.

Place of Origin



Perhaps, fourth century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1938 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded; from the photograph it is obviously outside the city.

Present Location

Not found by IGCyr team.

Text constituted from

Transcription from previous editor.


From †Oliverio's papers Pugliese Carratelli-Oliverio, 1961 , p. 29, n. 9.4, fig. 18, and Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique , 1962.363, whence SEG , 20.723, d. Cf. Lazzarini, 1998 , p. 313


Λύσιος Εὐμενίδων. Κωρὴς. Μηλίχιο̣ς.


French translation

(Autel appartenant à) Lysis. (Autel) des Euménides. Courète. Mélikhios.

English translation

(Altar belonging to) Lysis. (Altar) of the Eumenides. Curete. Melichios.

Italian translation

(Altare appartenente a) Lysis. (Altare) delle Eumenidi. Curete. Melichios.


This is the most explicit of the series of nearby altars (see IGCyr064600 and IGCyr064800) and it helps to understand the abbreviated mentions on the others.

Pugliese Carratelli-Oliverio, 1961 suggested that Λύσιος was a divine name or epithet. However there is no example of such a divine name in Cyrenaica. Besides, such private altars often bear the owner's name, so that it seems more natural to consider this name as a personal name, all the more so as Lysis is very common in Cyrenaica.

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