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The Literary Progeny of Sappho's Fawns: Simias' Egg (AP 15.27.13-20) and Theocritus 30.18

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This paper analyses two deer similes by Simias and Theocritus that depend directly on a simile found in the New Sappho. Both passages confirm the interpretation of Sappho's simile as a case of so-called 'compendious comparison'. In turn, the New Sappho sheds new light on the texts of Simias and Theocritus. Simias' simile finds also resonances in two short similes in Id. 13.62-3 and Id. 18.41-2. This is possibly a literary tribute of Theocritus to Simias as his 'bucolic' predecessor.

Affiliations: 1: Universidad de Salamanca, Departamento de Filología Clásica e Indoeuropeo, Plaza de Anaya s/n, 37001 Salamanca, Spain;, Email:


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