6. The priest or keeper (νεώκορος
) of the temple of Artemis at Ephesus. (Xen. Anab. 5.3
. §§ 6, 7.)
It appears from Strabo (xiv. p.641
) that the Megabyzi, or, as he calls them, the Megalobyzi, were eunuch priests in the temple of Artemis. Another of these priests is mentioned by Appian (App. BC 5.9
) as having incurred the anger of Cleopatra.