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    • The Laodamia simile in Catullus 68 : reflections on love and loss 

      De Villiers, A. (Stellenbosch University, Department of Ancient Studies, 2008)
      In Catullus’ poem 68 he compares his beloved, generally identified as Lesbia, to the mythological figure of Laodamia in a long simile covering 57 lines. Laodamia epitomises the ideal wife, both passionate and loyal and ...