63-64), who suggests that this local hero protected the community in war, hence the representation of the dedicator
as a warrior.
Since the three plinth cuttings are equally spaced over the top surface of the base, they may have comprised the original dedication, to which a bronze quadruped statuette without a plinth was later added by a second dedicator
The choice to render the narrative only in Greek, yet to set it in the voice of the Phoenician deceased, implies that the deceased and dedicator
spoke both Greek and Phoenician, as also revealed in the epitaph, and that the Phoenician-speaking audience addressed by the stele did not require the verbal explication of the imagery that the narrative ostensibly offers.
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.
Why does Ovid pretend not to know the name of the original dedicator
of the temple?
Another find from this part of Corinth that might be relevant is the fluted poros shaft of the Archaic period inscribed with the name of the dedicator
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The following name of the dedicator
and year of foundation are lost.
Julius Caesar, and the future dedicator
of the temple of Mars Ultor;
Caesar and Augustus, wishing not to compete with the memories of republican Rome connected with the Forum Romanum, created imperial fora, settings which they could invest with imperial memories, and specifically dynastic memories, placing the dedicator
in the progression of Roman history.
The participants were allowed to enter into the procession only after passing through metal dedicators
to [the public's] despair, as instead of seeing their leaders legitimately elected to sort out their problems and [being held] accountable for [providing] solutions, [the public was] faced with immutable dedicators
who ruled for life and did not have to account for any misdeed or mismanagement.
McClure's edited collection, Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World, broadened the focus of prostitution studies to prostitutes themselves, as dedicators
at sanctuaries, as laborers, as owners of prostitutes, and began to look at the effect of prostitution on the citizen body more generally.