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Alciphron, Letters, 2.24-2.25


nanGemellus to Salmonis: Unhappy Salmonis! what means this haughty behaviour towards your master? You seem to forget that I rescued you from the lame butcher's shop, without letting my mother know anything about it. Did I not after that instal you in my house as my lawful wife, who will inherit all my property? And yet, you worthless hussy, you put on these airs, laugh in my face, and always treat me with contempt. Wretch, leave off this insolent behaviour, or I will show you that your lover is your master. I will send you to roast barley in the country, and then you will understand, to your cost, to what unhappiness you have brought yourself.


nanSalmonis to Gemellus: I am ready to suffer anything, master, rather than sleep with you. Last night I did not run away, or hide myself in the bushes, as you imagined; I was lying under the kneading-trough, with which I covered myself. And now, since I have made up my mind to hang myself, I am not afraid to speak frankly to you, Gemellus, for my resolution to die removes all my fear. Hear then what I have to say. I hate you; I loath your unwieldy person; your manners, like those of a wild beast, frighten me; the smell from your mouth is like poison. Wretch that you are, may you perish wretchedly! Meanwhile, go and look for some blear-eyed old woman, who has only one tooth left, and is anointed with rancid oil.


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

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1. Alciphron, Letters, 1.9, 1.11-1.12, 2.15-2.16, 2.25, 4.8-4.9, 4.18-4.19 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

2. Philostratus The Athenian, Letters, 15, 19, 39, 58, 14 (2nd cent. CE



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correspondence Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
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glycera Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
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poet Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
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pyanepsion Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
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rejection Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
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wealth Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36
woman Marquis, Epistolary Fiction in Ancient Greek Literature (2023) 36