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Origin of the name SOSANDRA.
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SOSANDRA.  A Latin name meaning "savior of man." 

... This statue was set up at the entrance to the Acropolis of Athens.  Whether it was identical with a statue of Aphrodite by Calamis seen near the same spot by Pausanias has been disputed, but this seems by far the most probable view.  But it does not at all follow that Pausanias is right when he called the figure Aphrodite; he may have judged quite hastily.  He says it was a dedication by the Athenian Callias, who was the husband of Elpinice.
    I cannot here discuss at length all the views which have been put forth as regards the statue of Sosandra.  This task has been very satisfactorily carried out by Studniczka.  I quite agree with this writer that Sosandra, the saviour of a man or men, is a singularly inept epithet for Aphrodite, who was regarded as misleading men rather than saving them.  Nor does it occur anywhere else as an epithet of Aphrodite or other deities.  Another explanation must be sought for... (The Journal of Hellenic Studies, v.38, 1818)

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