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Silenos' Monuments of Bravery On Sophocles' Ichneutai 154–155 1

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In Sophocles' Ichneutai Silenos reproaches the Satyrs for their cowardice. Among other things that he says to them, he contrasts their current attitude to his own bravery in youth; in lines 154-155 he speaks of many monuments of bravery, which he has left in the homes of the nymphs. After illustrating the syntax of these lines and offering a new translation, the author goes on to investigate the possible reference of these "monuments of bravery" and hence of the (alleged) exploits of Silenos.
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Keywords: BRAVERY; ICHNEUTAI; MONUMENTS; NYMPHS; SATYR DRAMA; SATYRS; SILENOS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: October 1, 2018

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