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Ethphani

Strategist and commander of the archers who were in Dura Europos.

 
  • Franz Cumont poses in front of the main altar at the Mithraeum of Dura Europos

    Franz Cumont poses in front of the main altar at the Mithraeum of Dura Europos
    Yale University 

  • First tauroctony from Dura Europos

    First tauroctony from Dura Europos
    CIMRM 

 

Biography

Ethphani donated the first tauroctonic relief, located below the larger one funded by Zenobios in the Mithraeum of Dura Europos. He claims to be the son of Zabdē'ā. He professes to be a strategist (strategos), and commander of the archers who are in Dura.

His community
at Mithraeum of Dura Europos

 

Mentioned in

First Tauroctony relief of Dura Europos

One of the reliefs of the Dura Europos tauroctonies includes several characters with their respective names.

Ἔθφανει ἰστρατηγα
Ethphani, strategist.
In good memory. Made by Ethpeni the strategist, son of Zabdē'ā, commander of the archers who are in Dura. In the month of Adar in the year 480.

Canonical URI https://www.mithraeum.eu/person/73

Published on 31 Jan 2022

Updated on 22 Mar 2022

 

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