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51), see pl. 39:c, and even a clearer illustration in Harder 1943, p. 114. 62 ElTEITa Se Tl Kat lTAEOV 8pTJVOV OlTEOTIV i1 (jios TE evi

Only towards the end of the sixth century do there first appear dignified depictions of older men in monumental art, and only in the late fifth century do representations of both older men and women become common and iconographically developed. Burial sites of older people who were members of the elite must have been marked in some conspicuous but different, perhaps more conservative, way, such as, for example, with brick or limestone house-tombs, the construction of which continued throughout the sixth century, although on a smaller scale than in the seventh.

Kroisos, judging from the fact the he was commemorated with a statue of a beautiful kouros, should not have been an old man, either. 87): ovBels yap o\hcu CxVOllTOS EOTl OOTIS TIOAEJ,lOV npo eipiJVllS aipeeTat" ev 11ev yap Tlj oi naiBes Tovs naTepas 86::nTovm, ev oe Tc';) oi naTepes Tovs naiBas. For no one is, of himself, so foolish as to prefer war to peace; in the one, children bury their fathers; in the other, fathers their children. (trans. D. Grene) Untimely death and the burial of children by their parents represent the inversion of the natural order of life and death, a grievous fate which is frequently alluded to in verse epitaphs.

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