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Grave stele of Menelaos.
Painted stele rom Demetrias, Thessaly. 3rd century BC
The deceased lies on a couch, with a servant standing nearby. Pomegranite decoration in the pediment.

Text: Μενελαος Ηγησιδημου Αμφιπολιτης 'Menelaos son of Hegesidemos, from Amphipolis'

The ethnic is given because Menelaos died away from home.

Volos Museum. Courtesy of the 13th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Volos.


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