Given the rarity of the name, Vanderpool and Avery have rightly assumed that the people involved in the dedication and ostracism belong to the same family, Laispodias being the son of the dedicator
The relationships I have found for the women in the whole collection are: Arranger, Author of the text or librettist, Editor, Dedicator
, Dedicatee, Publisher, Performer, Honouree, Owner and when the relation is not clear I have coded it as Other.
That the dedicator
of the Caelestis stele illustrated here saw a connection with the larger imperial world of Rome, for instance, is made clear by the inclusion of yet another iconographic symbol.
The reason is that the dedicator
desires that more and more people benefit from the property dedicated.
76), Sansone presents the Olympic athlete as "both the dedicator
and the dedication" (p.
49) The person receiving the dedication may respond, or may have already responded with a financial gift or less tangible favor that could be directly related to the production of that print, but also often simply with a continuous tendency to support the dedicator
in a variety of ways over a longer period of time.
Rather, Briant argues that the original statue was of the dedicator
himself and that it was placed in a sanctuary before a local deity during the reign of either Artaxerxes I or II, and that the religious proscriptions are unrelated later additions.