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Cenotaph of a Proxenos in Corfu

Olga Tribulato    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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It is an epigram inscribed on a circular tomb and found in Corfu (Korkyra) in 1843; at present, it is one of the most ancient funerary Greek epigrams. Its text, made of six hexameters, memorialises Menecrates, son of Tlasia of Oeantheia in the Ozolian Locris, who died far away from his homeland. The inscription employs an archaic alphabet that is typical of Corinth.

Published
June 30, 2017
Accepted
Sept. 14, 2016
Submitted
Aug. 27, 2016
Language
IT

Keywords: LosangaCorfùProxenosCenotafioDialettoEsametriDemosInterpunzioneEanteaCorciraLingua letteMenecrateEpigrammaEpsilonDoricoCorintoLocride OzoliaCorinzio

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