or GROPHON, is supposed to have been the maker of the statue of Ecphauto, the daughter of Zeus, the inscription belonging to which we still possess, namely, the well-known Melian inscription.
The last word of the inscription is ΤΡΟΠΗΟΝ
, where it is not quite clear whether the first letter is Τ
, but most scholars take it for the later.
The whole inscription runs thus, when the orthography is modernized :
Παῖ Διὸς Ἐκφαντώ, δέξαι τόδ̓ ὰμεμφὲς ἄγαλμα,
σοὶ γὰρ ἐπευχόμενος τοῦτ̓ ἐτέλεσσε Γρόφων.
(Welcker. Rhein. Mus.
1848, vol.vi.p. 383.)