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Alciphron, Letters, 1.11-1.12


nanGlaucippe to Charope: O mother, I am quite beside myself! It is impossible for me to wed the young Methymnaean, the pilot's son, to whom my father lately betrothed me, since I have seen the young man from the city, who carried the holy palm branch, when you gave me permission to go to Athens for the festival of the Oschophoria. Ah, mother, how beautiful he is! how charming! His locks are curlier than moss; he laughs more pleasantly than the sea in a calm; his eyes are azure, like the ocean, when the first beams of the rising sun glitter upon it. And his whole countenance? You would say that the Graces, having abandoned Orchomenus, after bathing in the fountain of Gargaphia, had come to folic around his cheeks. On his lips bloom roses, which he seems to have plucked from Cytherea's bosom to adorn them. He must either be mine, or, following the example of the Lesbian Sappho, I will throw myself, not from the Leucadian rocks, but from the crags of Piraeus, into the waves.


nanCharope to Glaucippe: Silly child, you are surely mad, without a spark of reason. You really need a dose of hellebore, not the ordinary kind, but that which comes from Anticyra, in Phocis, since you have lost all maiden modesty. Keep quiet, calm yourself, banish such extravagance from your thoughts and return to your right mind. If your father should hear anything of it, he would certainly throw you, without more ado, into the sea, as a dainty morsel for the monsters of the deep.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

5 results
1. Hesiod, Theogony, 84, 96-97, 83 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

83. Their rights. Lord Zeus begat this company
2. Theocritus, Idylls, 7.82 (4th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

3. Aelian, Letters, 9 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

4. Alciphron, Letters, 1.9, 1.12, 2.15-2.16, 2.24-2.25, 4.8-4.9, 4.18-4.19 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

5. Philostratus The Athenian, Letters, 27, 40, 58, 22 (2nd cent. CE



Subjects of this text:

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alciphron Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36, 40
allusion Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
anecdote Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
apaturia Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
battle Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 95
caphereus, cape Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
cephalus Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
character Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
chronology Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
citation Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
city Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
comatas Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
correspondence Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
desire Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
echo Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
egypt Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
epistolography Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 95
eros (sexual desire), in letters Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 470
eros (sexual desire), womens Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 470
euboea Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
farmer Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 95; Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
femininity, cosmetics Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 470
festival Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
fiction Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 95
fisherman Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 95; Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36, 40
fragment Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36, 40
glaucippe Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
glycera Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
haloa (festival) Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
hesiod Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
hetaera Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
hetaira Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 470
history Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
imitation Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
lenaia Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
lesbos Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
letter Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 95
leucadia Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
love Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
lover Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
lycidas Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
menander Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36, 40
muses Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
oschophoria (festival) Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36, 40
ovid Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
parasite Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 95
pederasty, and the roman empire' Hubbard, A Companion to Greek and Roman Sexualities (2014) 470
pepaideumenoi Borg, Paideia: the World of the Second Sophistic: The World of the Second Sophistic (2008) 95
pepaideumenos Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
phaon Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
piraeus Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
poet Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36, 40
poetry Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
pontius Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
ptolemy i soter Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
pyanepsion Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
reference Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36, 40
rejection Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
response (to a letter) Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
sappho Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
sequence of letters Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
shortness Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
slave Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
theocritus Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
thesmophoria (festival) Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
time (temporality) Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36, 40
tradition Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 40
vagueness Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
wealth Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
woman Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36