Trismegistos ID: 738525

Source Description


Upper right angle of a greyish marble rectangular block broken off at left, below and at back; a circular dowel hole on top favoured the breaking at left (0.50; 0.265;0.28).


Inscribed on front face, the only line preserved being centered along the vertical axis.


0.025; very slight serifs, pi with shorter right stroke and longer upper bar, slanting sigma.

Place of Origin



First half of third century B.C. (lettering)


Found between 1925 and 1928 by C. Anti at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo .

Later recorded Location

Seen by G. Pugliese Carratelli in 1960 at Cyrene : Sanctuary of Apollo, on a wall South of Altar of Artemis .

Last recorded Location

Seen in 1983 and again in 2001 by C. Dobias-Lalou at the same place.

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Anti, Taccuini inediti , III.20, whence SECir , 178 (no image).


Ἀριστίππα [------]  


2 (no lost line mentioned in SECir, 178)

French translation

Aristippa  [---] .

English translation

Aristippa  [---] .

Italian translation

Aristippa  [---] .


The dowel hole is at such a place that the block might have belonged to a larger monument along with at least one similar block to its left. If so, another name might have stood on the other block.

With such a fragmentary context it is impossible to know whether Aristippa took part in a dedication or was honored with a statue.

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