A study of Daphnis & Chloe by R. L. Hunter

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34 The Lesbian setting of the novel allows Longus to make pointed use of the poetry of Sappho (cf. below pp. 73-6) and may indeed partly have been dictated by this possibility. Like many other allusions in the novel, however, this reference remains in the background and is not laboured or thrust harshly before us. 2). 78)35 but Longus is here primarily thinking of Theocritus, Epigr. aAo

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