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Statue (?) of Fronto of the Alexandrian philosophers (II-III CE) Saittai area [Kavakli] - Lydia

Saittai area [Kavakli] (Lydia, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), II-III CE
TAM V 498 = PHI 63922 = AGRW ID# 983


Base of marble, perhaps a statue base (24 x 49.5 x 25 cm), found in a private home in the vicinity of Hamidiye. A Mouseion was a building devoted to the Muses, and this was a common term for a building where philosophers gathered. The phrase "the philosophers who dine in the Mouseion" is also attested in papyri from Egypt (e.g. PRyl II 143; from Euhemeria, 38 CE). At Ephesos, the physicians and the instructors met in a Mouseion (see IEph 2304; IEph 2065 and 3068).

Fronto of the Alexandrian philosophers who dine in the Museum . . .

Translation by: Harland

Φρόντων τῶν ἐν τῷ | Μουσείου σειτου|μένων φιλοσόφων | τῶν Ἀλεξανδρια||[νῶν - - - ]

Item added: November 30, 2011
Item modified: December 3, 2015
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