Trismegistos ID: 738840

Source Description


Cyrene Museum, 433.


Left part of a rectangular block of white marble, broken off at right and possibily at back, which bears a deep incrustation; the face is badly damaged with many oblique cuts (-; 0.295;0.09).


Inscribed on the face in four lines, apparently symmetrical along the vertical axis.


0.025-0.03 carefully cut with serifs; taller iota and rho, broad mu, omicron of medium size, slanting sigma.

Place of Origin



Probably second half of third century B.C. (lettering)


Found before 1977 at Cyrene : exact findspot unrecorded.

Last recorded Location

Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1977 and again 1978 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .

Text constituted from

Transcription from stone (CDL).


Not previously published.


Ἀριστο[---]   [c. 3 - 5] α [---]  Π̣α̣ρ̣με[ν---]  [Ε]ὐ̣μη[---] 


French translation

Aristo [---] ,  [---] , Parmen [---] , Eumè [---] .

English translation

Aristo [---] ,  [---] , Parmen [---] , Eume [---] .

Italian translation

Aristo [---] ,  [---] , Parmen [---] , Eume [---] .


Both upper and lower edges of the stone are preserved, but we do not know how much is lost at right. We thus have either a list of four personal names followed by their respective fathers' names or only two persons mentioned with name and father's name on two successive lines. If the latter, it is possible that the first person was mentioned at the accusative as honored with an image by the second person, mentioned at the nominative. Any reconstruction should remain speculative.

The name at line 2 is illegible, but for an alpha.

At line 3, the upper bar of pi, both lower tips of alpha and the lower end of rho may be traced, hence one of the names beginning with Παρμεν-.

At line 4 only the right upper end of upsilon is visible. Those vestiges should belong either to Εὐμήδης or to Εὔμηλος or a related form.

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