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Autun mosaic from The House of the Greek Authors, Musée Rolin. Photograph: Bernard Frischer
Hmmm we need to find the original where this came from, because I am pretty sure that the experts have concluded that this was supposed to be either Epicurus or Metrodorus
Very nice mosaic. Do you know for what the text stands for? Do the suggested letters have any reasoning or are they just set by imagination?
For some reason I just saw your post Titus. I don't know but those are great questions to research!
The lower left clearly reads ΕΠΙΚΟΥΟC (Epicurus).
The inscription above his head is PD5:
Οὐκ ἔστιν ἡδέως ζῆν ἄνευ τοῦ φρονίμως καὶ καλῶς καὶ δικαίως οὐδὲ φρονίμως καὶ καλῶς καὶ δικαίως> ἄνευ τοῦ ἡδέως·
It's Epicurus expounding the 5th of his principal doctrines.
I can't tell whether the engraved letters were present with the mosaic, but even if not, the letters line up perfectly with the text of his name and of PD5.
And also a mosaic of Metrodoros in Autun!
Yes it is interesting how Metrodorus apparently achieved some stature in his own right.