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Tiresias: The Ancient Mediterranean Religions Source Database



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Plutarch, Beasts Are Rational, 989d


nantheir sobriety and the better regulation of their desires since those that dwell within them are neither numerous nor alien. Certainly there was a time when Imyself, no less than you now, was dazzled by gold and held it to be an incomparable possession; so likewise Iwas caught by the lure of silver and ivory and the man who had most property of this sort seemed to me to be a blissful favourite of the gods, whether he was a Phrygian or a Carian, one more villainous than Dolon or more unfortunate than Priam. In that situation, constantly activated by these desires, Ireaped no joy or pleasure from the other things of life, which Ihad sufficiently and to spare.


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allegory Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 177
circe Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 177, 178, 179, 180
cynicism Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 177
dionysius of halicarnassus Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 180
epicureanism Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 177
homer, in school education Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 180
homer, style of odyssey Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 180
medea in ap. rhod. arg. Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 179
memory, as intertextual trope Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 179
odysseus Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 177, 178, 179, 180
penelope Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 178
philotimia Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 177
plutarch, gryllos Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 177, 178, 179, 180
synthesis/word arrangement' Hunter, The Measure of Homer: The Ancient Reception of the Iliad (2018) 180