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Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. I. ARCHAIC ATTIC VERSE EPITAPHS 21 the same time as the base with the epitaph for Kroisos. 30 The inscription preserves traces of red paint which must have alleviated the task of reading the letters; the engraver inserted punctuation marks and ensured that words were not divided between lines. As in Tettichos' epitaph, the verse opens by addressing the passer-by with the request to stop and lament Kroisos, whom furious Ares-a rare reference to a god in archaic epitaphs--destroyed.
1; Daux 1973, pp. 249-251; Viviers 1992, pp. 133-139. 90 Robert 1968, p. 448, no. 195; Clairmont 1970, p. 15, note 13. v. Oivav6n (1). 91 Davies 1971, pp. 299-300. Viviers (1992, pp. 138-139) suggests that both Apsynthie and Oinanthe were Ionians, but there is little ground for this hypothesis. 92 The dimensions of the base are H. 235 m, L. 845 m, Th. 355 m; and those of the cutting: L. 68 m, W. 11 m; for a detailed description and a photograph, see Viviers 1992, pp. 133-139, fig. 32 93 IGAA, pp.
19, and DAA, pp. 493-494. 46 For a detailed discussion, including photographs and drawings of the monument, see Keesling 1999. The dimensions ofthe base are H. 401, W. 715 m, Th. 631 m. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. 27 I. 4). Hansen suggests that Neilon was a Samian,47 and if this is so, it might perhaps explain the awkwardness of the verse: if it was Neilon who composed the epigram--or at least collaborated and looked after the composition-he would not perhaps have been as skillful as members of the Athenian elite, since there does not appear to have been a tradition of inscribing verse epitaphs on Samos.
An historical study of Athenian verse epitaphs from the sixth through the fourth centuries BC. (PhD Toronto Univ.) by Julia Lougovaya