List of priests (?)


Trismegistos ID: 738479

Source Description


Fragment of a white marble stele, broken on top and below, very much chipped off at left side, complete at right edge (0.49; 0.55;0.18).


Inscribed on front face (preserved width 0.49).


Hand 1: 0.025; calice-shaped upsilon.


Hand 2:0.025; phi with flattened loop.


Hand 3:0.02; smaller omicron, slanting sigma, horseshoe omega.


Hand 4:0.015; lower delta, non-slanting sigma, widely open upsilon.


Hand 5: 0.018; with slight serifs; smaller theta and omicron, slightly slanting sigma.


Hand 6: 0.025; small serifs; slanting sigma.


Hand 7: 0.025; only beta and rho are so tall; smaller delta and omega, the latter hanging from the upper line.


Hand 8: 0.025; large circular letters, dotted theta.


Hand 9: 0.022; smaller omicron, broad eta, slanting sigma.


Hand 10: 0.023; smaller omicron, slanting sigma, calice-shaped upsilon.


Hand 11: 0.02; non-slanting sigma, large omega.


Hand 12: 0.018; short oblique strokes of kappa, smaller omicron, slightly slanting sigma.


Hand 13: 0.018; beta with two large loops, very small omicron, calice-shaped upsilon.

Place of Origin



Second half of third or first half of second century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1935 by G. Oliverio at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo, in the Trajanic Baths .

Later recorded Location

Seen by Pugliese Carratelli in 1960 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Last recorded Location

Seen by Dobias-Lalou in 2010 at the same place.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


SECir , 71 (fig. 62); Laronde, 1987 , p. 190; Dobias-Lalou, 2010 , p. 97, whence SEG , 60.1828; Dobias-Lalou, 2016 , pp. 250-251.


- - - - - - (hand 1) [c. 12] ς̣ Εὐκλε[ῦς] (hand 2) [c. 6] ταφαν Ἰτάγ̣[ω] (hand 3) [---] ωπος Πολεμάρχω (hand 4) [Ἐλ]α̣ιίτας Θευδώρω 5 (hand 5) [Θε]ύ̣δωρος Πολιάνθευς (hand 6) [Φι]λ̣ύτας Εὐμηλίδα (hand 7) [Ἰ]άσων Βιάνδρω (hand 8) [Πό]σειδις Θευδώρω (hand 9) [Εὕ]τ̣υχος Ἡρακλείτου 10 (hand 10) [c. 5] κ̣ων Ἐτεοκλέους (hand 11) [c. 7] υς Ἐτεωνέως (hand 12) [c. 12]  Νικάνορος (hand 13) [c. 8]  [Ἀρισ]τ̣οβούλου - - - - - -


2 Dobias-Lalou, 2010  Ἰτάγ̣[ω] : SECir  Ἰταί̣[ω?]

6 [Φι]λ̣ύτας : SECir  [Ν]α̣ύτας

French translation

 [---] s fils d'Euklès,  [---] taphan fils d'Itagos, [El]aiitas fils de Theudôros, [Th]eudôros fils de Polianthès, [Phi]lytas fils d'Eumèlidas, Iasôn fils de Biandros, [Po]seidis fils de Theudôros, [Eu]tychos fils d'Hèrakleitos,  [---] kôn fils d'Etéoklès,  [---] us fils d'Etéoneus, (Un tel) fils de Nikanôr, (Un tel)(fils d'Aris)toboulos,  [---] .

English translation

 [---] s son of Eukles,  [---] taphan son of Itagos, [El]aiitas son of Theudoros, [Th]eudoros son of Polianthes, [Phi]lytas son of Eumelidas, Iason son of Biandros, [Po]seidis son of Theudoros, [Eu]tychos son of Herakleitos,  [---] kon son of Eteokles,  [---] us son of Eteoneus, (So-and-so) son of Nikanor, (So-and-so)(son of Aris)toboulos,  [---] .

Italian translation

 [---] s figlio di Eukles,  [---] taphan figlio di Itagos, [El]aiitas figlio di Theudoros, [Th]eudoros figlio di Polianthes, [Phi]lytas figlio di Eumelidas, Iason figlio di Biandros, [Po]seidis figlio di Theudoros, [Eu]tychos figlio di Herakleitos,  [---] kon figlio di Eteokles,  [---] us figlio di Eteoneus, (il tale) figlio di Nikanor, (il tale)(figlio di Aris)toboulos,  [---] .


This list of names, written in different hands, is very much alike IGCyr109300 and IGCyr115000, the former explicitely listing priests of Apollo, as argued by Dobias-Lalou, 2010 , p. 97.

Although Laronde, 1987 , p. 190, discussing Stucchi, 1975 , p. 113, n. 6, dates the lettering of second or first century B.C., it seems to be somewhat earlier. So the problem of the Elaiitas family has to be reconsidered in relation with IGCyr102000 and IGCyr080500. The man mentioned at line 6 might be the priest of IGCyr013400.

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