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- n. a class of Mycenaean terracotta figurines depicting women carrying children.
The word kourotrophos is a Greek compound word meaning "child nurturer" or simply "nurse".
As previously explained in The kourotrophos Maffei, Larissa Bonfante seems to be flip-flopping about some simple details or even getting them provably wrong despite being in this field for decades with her father, Guiliano Bonfante.
Etruscologists variously index it as CIE 76, CII 349, and ET Vt 3.3 but the general public knows it as the kourotrophos Maffei.
Of course, without pictures, the average layman is without hope of knowing which is correct and if one does a search using a quasi-effective tool like Google Images under "kourotrophos Maffei" one turns up empty-handed.
= At _Od_ IX 27 Ulysses describes Ithaca to Alcinous as '[Greek: trêchei'] [= _aspera_] [Greek: all 'agathê kourotrophos]'.
Ithaca is agathe kourotrophos, because it bore and bred hardy men.
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