I am researching the "Alexamenos Graffito" from Rome and the various opinions of what the correct translation of the Greek inscription should be.
I know some believe it is "Alexamenos worships (his) God" while others believe it is "Alexamenos worship God!" Some even believe that the name Alexamenos is actually two separate words "ale" and "xamenos"!
I have just a rudimentary knowledge of classical Greek, so I'd like to know if there is some consensus on what the translation might be. If available, please provide references.
Also, just out of curiosity, what is the etymology of the name Alexamenos? Does it come from similar roots as the name "Alexander"?