Epaphroditus

I did a search for Epaphroditus and found some interesting webpages:

https://flic.kr/p/au6VLd
Joe Geranio points to two main Epaphroditus figures and entertains the possibility they were the same.
  • Tiberius Claudius Epaphroditus – Nero’s freedman who ‘assisted’ in his suicide
  • Epaphroditus of Chaeronea – Alexandrian freedman with a huge library
https://www.reddit.com/r/history/comments/5uo7av
Fun fact: Plutarch was born in Chaeronea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epaphroditus_(freedman_of_Augustus)

Wikipedia turns up another Epaphroditus as Octavian’s freedman involved in the death of Cleopatra.

http://thenazareneway.com/kratistosphilotnw

Josephus dedicated both JEWISH WARS and HISTORY OF THE JEWS to Epaphroditus. (Interesting looking website.)

https://scholar.colorado.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1810&context=honr_theses

The Stoic philosopher Epictetus had been Epaphroditus’ slave, who he later protected from mad Domitian’s purge.

https://www.jpost.com/Blogs/The-Eisenman-Line/Pauls-Comrade-in-Arms-Epaphroditus-and-the-First-Gospels-364407

Robert Eisenman on Epaphroditus, equating the Nero and Paul figures.

https://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262120.001.0001/acprof-9780199262120-chapter-2

Book I’d get if it weren’t $692 on Amazon: Flavius Josephus and Flavian Rome by Jonathan Edmondson, Steve Mason , et al.
 
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