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Before you cross the Cephisus you come to the tomb of Theodorus, the best tragic actor of his day.1 By the river is a statue of Mnesimache, and a votive statue of her son cutting his hair as a gift for Cephisus. That this habit has existed from ancient times among all the Greeks may be inferred from the poetry of Homer,2 who makes Peleus vow that on the safe return of Achilles from Troy he will cut off the young man's hair as a gift for the Spercheus.

1 fl. c. 370 B.C.

2 Hom. Il. 23.141 f.

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