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τροφ-εύς , έως, , who brings up, foster-father, S.Ph.344, E.El.16, Ph.45, Theophil. 1; tutor,βασιλέωςOGI148.2 (Cyprus, ii B. C.), 256.1 (Delos, ii B. C.), cf. Sammelb.1568.1 (ii B. C.), Gal.14.664, M.Ant.5.31; of a woman, nurse, A.Ch.760 (στροφεύς codd.).
2. in S.Aj.863, Ajax addresses the plains and fountains of Troy, χαίρετ᾽ τροφῆς ἐμοί ye who have fed me, or with whom I have lived; so “τροφέας παρέδωκε τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν θάλασσανAntipho4.1.2.
3. rearer, breeder,ἵππωνPl.Lg.735b; ἅρματος τ. one who keeps a chariot, ib.834b; πάσης κακίας one who fosters all wickedness, Id.R.580a.
4. one who gives free meals to the people, IGRom.3.89 (Amastris, i A. D.), 4.1680 (Pergam.).
5. personal attendant, slave, Aristid.Or.49(25).3,15, 20, 50(26).103.
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    • Aeschylus, Libation Bearers, 760
    • Antiphon, Third Tetralogy, 1.2
    • Euripides, Electra, 16
    • Euripides, Phoenician Women, 45
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    • Sophocles, Ajax, 863
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 344
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