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Painted tombstone from Demetrias in Thessaly, c. 225 BC., depicting a funeral banquet.
‘Lysippos son of Xenophanes, Philonikos son of Poliarchos, from Thebes’

The name of Philonikos was added after the original burial of Lysippos. Because Lysippos and Philonikos died while away from their home city of Thebes, their ethnic ‘Theban’ is recorded. The Thebes in question is likely to be either that in nearby Achaia Phthiotis, Thessaly, or Thebes in Boiotia.
The painted stelai of Demetrias are a noted collection; the paintings survived because of their re-use in the fortifications of Demetrias.
Volos Museum. Courtesy of the 13th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Volos.

LGPN IIIB: Λυσιππος (8); Ξενοφανης (8); Φιλονικος (33); Πολιαρχος (2)

 

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