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(Ἐπαφρόδιτος; Epaphróditos).

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[1] Freedman of Octavian

Freedman of Octavian, who in the year 30 BC was supposed to keep Cleopatra from committing suicide, but was allegedly outwitted by the queen (Plut. Antonius 79,6; Cass. Dio 51,13,4f.).


K. Kraft, KS 1, 1973, 38f.

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[2] Freedman of Nero

Freedman of Nero, therefore Ti. Claudius Aug(usti) lib(ertus) E. by his full name. First accepted as an imperia…

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Kienast, Dietmar (Neu-Esting), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari), “Epaphroditus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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