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IS . ctOr an Atheman . woman, aIthough I exc Iude It . me u e It· m from my count of archaic Attic verse epitaphs because it was probably composed later (that is after the Persian Wars) than the period we generally designate "archaic," and during the time when the tradition to inscribe gravestones with verse epitaphs came to a halt in Athens. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. I. ARCHAIC ATTIC VERSE EPITAPHS 24 the liberation of Lampsakos from tyrants, that is before 479, it would explain well the praise of Hippias but not the implication that Archedike's husband, brothers and sons were tyrants and inclined to aTao8aAtll.

The monument is exceptionally well preserved, but unfortunately the epitaph which is incised on the base, survives only fragmentarily (25, ea. ] jTiaTep em~8eKE 8av6v:r[t (:)], I ((OVV ~e

Although the common meaning of the adjective aya86s might be "well-born," in the final verse it connotes something "praise-worthy," since it is to a praise-worthy act that the verse urges the passer-by to proceed. Another well known and well preserved epitaph commemorating a warrior is that for Kroisos (27, ea. ): crTe8t : Kal oiKTtpov : Kpoicro lnapa cre~-ta 8av6vTos : h6v I noT' ev\ lTPOI-ICxXOIS : oAeae I Sopos : , Apes. Halt and mourn by the tomb of the deceased Kroisos, whom, as he fought once 28 on the front lines, fierce Ares destroyed.

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