A clown seized Philemon's hand, and hurried him into the ring.
Philemon was a writer of the 'new', not the 'middle' comedy.
On the slopes of the Phrygian hills, there once dwelt a pious old couple named Baucis and Philemon.
Their memories will ever be associated with the "Cottage of Philemon and Baucis."
By the new comedians, Menander and Philemon, Euripides was regarded as a divine miracle.
But Philemon I knew would feel its power, and so I made that appeal to him.
St. Paul writes that the servant Onesimus, who had been unprofitable to Philemon in times past, would now be profitable to him.
Was it not then of my responsibility to send him again to Philemon?
And just as he said this, Dr. Philemon saw him in the crowd.
Philemon and Baucis cared for the beautiful temple for years.
an inhabitant of Colosse, and apparently a person of some note among the citizens (Col. 4:9; Philemon 1:2). He was brought to a knowledge of the gospel through the instrumentality of Paul (19), and held a prominent place in the Christian community for his piety and beneficence (4-7). He is called in the epistle a "fellow-labourer," and therefore probably held some office in the church at Colosse; at all events, the title denotes that he took part in the work of spreading a knowledge of the gospel.