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Gaziantep Museum 4062

Gaziantep Museum 4062

I was informed by a knowledgeable source: this mosaic must represent a scene from a comedy, even though the participants don't look like they are having a particularly good time. The inscription above the figures is one word: synarist˘sas ("the women breakfasting together"), the title of a comedy by Menander (should be synarist˘sai). There is a mosaic at Mitylene illustrating the same play, and also one at Pompeii. The one on your site is signed by Z˘simos at the bottom, as the view in picture 8156 shows (Z˘simos epoiei = Zosimos made [it]).

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