Thursday, 19 March 2009

(2) Classical Echo Verse and allusions to the nymph, Echo

Echo, the nymph, appears frequently in classical literature. She is quite often the subject of Echo Verse. The story of Echo and Narcissus was well known in antiquity. The subtleties of Echo Verse do not translate easily, but see e.g. the rendering of lines 1082f. on p.171 of Thesmophoriazusai in Aristophanes: Plays 2 by Patric Dickinson (OUP). The Greek alliteration for the title of this particular comedy varies slightly from one translation to another. There are allusions to Echo and/or references to passages of Echo Verse in the following texts:


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