from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A benefactor: a title of honor in ancient Greece of such as had done the state some service, and sometimes assumed as a royal surname, as by Ptolemy III. of Egypt (Ptolemy Euergetes), and Ptolemy VII. (Euergetes II.).


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  • That inscription is carved on an octagonal statue base for a governor of Lycia-Pamphylia of Sagalassian origin, where he was member of the boule and hailed as "benefactor" (euergetes): (Aufidius) Coresnius Marcellus.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Macellum Report 4


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