Dedication of the Strategeion


Trismegistos ID: 106092

Source Description


Limestone treasury now fully reconstructed, the facade of which has a Doric freeze with eight metopes (each 0.472; 0.61;0.63) above the architrave made of five adjacent blocks (each 1.56; 0.50;8.7).


Inscribed a) on metopes ii to vi (the latter lost); b) on the architrave.


a) 0.04-0.06; b)0.09-0.10.

Place of Origin



Between 340 and 330 B.C. (prosopography)


The first fragments were found in 1928, the others in 1929 at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo, in the excavations of the Strategeion .

Last recorded Location

Studied by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1983 on the restored monument in situ.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Oliverio, 1930 , p. 203, n. 24, fig. 59, whence SEG , 9.89 (= a.iii and iv) and Oliverio, 1930 , p. 204, n. 26, fig. 61, whence SEG , 9.90 (= a.v) ; Oliverio, 1930 , p. 204, n. 25, fig. 60, whence SEG , 9.151 (=b.iv); all fragments together SECir , 132; Laronde, 1987 , p. 104, whence SEG , 38.1877.


section a
metope i
(vac. 1 metope)
metope ii
metope iii
Ἀριστοφάνης Παραιβάτα
metope iv
Ἄριστις 5Βακαλος
metope v
Αὐτόβιος Ἁνιόχω
metope vi
[------]   [------]  
metope vii
10 [------]   [------]  
metope viii
(vac. 1 metope)
section b
| τῶι Ἀπόλ | λ̣ωνι δεκάτα | ν ἀπὸ τῶν πο | λεμίων ἀ̣ν | έ̣θηκαν


Parts a and b were presented in the inverted order in SECir.

French translation

Les stratèges Aristophanès fils de Paraibatas, Aristis fils de Bakal, Autobios fils d'Haniokhos,[Untel fils d'Untel] et [Untel fils d'Untel] ont consacré (ce momument) à Apollon comme dîme prélevée sur les ennemis.

English translation

The strategoi Aristophanes son of Paraibatas, Aristis son of Bakal, Autobios son of Haniochos,[So-and-so son of So-and-so] and [So-and-so son of So-and-so] dedicated (this momument) to Apollo as a tithe taken from the ennemies.

Italian translation

Gli strateghi Aristophanes figlio di Paraibatas, Aristis figlio di Bakal, Autobios figlio di Haniochos,[il tale figlio del tale] e [il tale figlio del tale] hanno dedicato (questo momumento) ad Apollo come decima presa dai nemici.


The above text reflects the modern restoration made in 1930-32 by Gismondi, with one metope not inscribed at each end of the frieze. If the other six ones were really inscribed, we must infer that two names are missing. This has never been mentioned by the previous commentators. Pugliese Carratelli, with help of photographs and copies found in Oliverio's papers, was able to join the parts inscribed viz. on the architrave and on the metopes and published separately by Oliverio. However Pugliese does not seem to have realised that they belonged to the Strategeion, which he could see already reconstructed with the two parts in the reverse order. About that restoration, see the annual archaelogical reports now published by Luni, 2014 , pp.  133-137.

For the date of the dedication, see Laronde, 1987 , p. 104.

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