fair, graceful; belonging to Aphrodite or Venus the messenger who came from Phillipi to the apostle when he was a prisoner at Rome (Phil. 2:25-30; 4:10-18). Paul mentions him in words of esteem and affection. On his return to Philippi he was the bearer of Paul's letter to the church there.
epaphroditus was put to death by Domitian for having helped Nero to drive into his own throat the fatal dagger-thrust.
epaphroditus had seen Iras still occupied in arranging Cleopatra's ornaments.
For he had received from the Philippians, what they had sent by epaphroditus unto him: and yet I perceive why he rejoiced.
epaphroditus pushed his hand suddenly,—the knife sank to the handle.
The terms in which the work of epaphroditus is spoken of by Paul are very significant.
It was driven home by epaphroditus, one of his literary slaves.
epaphroditus stayed at Rome for several months; and during the time he became extremely ill.
He charged me with having broken it, and epaphroditus ordered my leg to be twisted.
Our emperor gave me one, epaphroditus another, Tigellinus the third.
epaphroditus had a shoemaker whom he sold as being good-for-nothing.