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Φιλόξενος -> Philoxenus, Philoxenos
« on: 18 Jul, 2019, 20:47:08 »
Inscription of a terra-cotta figure of Aphrodite
ΦΙΛΟ[Σ]ΕΝΟ[.].

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« Reply #1 on: 18 Jul, 2019, 21:08:43 »
Appears like: https://lsj.gr/wiki/%CF%86%CE%B9%CE%BB%CE%BF%CE%BE%CE%B5%CE%BD%CE%AD%CF%89
If you had the image, it would help.

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« Reply #2 on: 18 Jul, 2019, 21:16:09 »
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« Reply #4 on: 18 Jul, 2019, 21:26:25 »
Fantastic, thanks for the instant help!

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« Reply #5 on: 18 Jul, 2019, 22:32:29 »
Any idea why this would be written on the base of the Aphrodite statue?


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« Reply #6 on: 19 Jul, 2019, 05:53:45 »
"Philoxenos" was a common male name in antiquity.  Here it might be the sculptor's name, or possibly the dedicant's.  Less likely:  the word might be an epithet of Aphrodite, "hospitable;"  if so, it would be unique, since it doesn't seem to be attached to that goddess in any other ancient source.
Τί δέ τις; Τί δ' οὔ τις; Σκιᾶς ὄναρ ἄνθρωπος. — Πίνδαρος