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It will be cited in the text by paragraph numbers in parentheses. We cannot know whether this speech was actually delivered, though it is perhaps unlikely that a virtuoso performer like Favorinus would have allowed a speech with such dramatic possibilities to languish in manuscript. We also cannot know the identity of the actual audience, which need not have been Corinthian. The only exegesis of this speech known to me is in Adelmo Barigazzi's commentary Favorino di Are/ate Opere (Florence, 1966).

Pal. 304). Verbal artifacts last forever. Here Favorinus describes the desecration suffered by all sorts of statues of the great, both gods and men (40-42). Agesilaus the Spartan king never permitted statues of himself to be made because he realized that one should not try to prolong one's fated span with a statue whose materials can be destroyed (43). Favorinus continues to build on the tension we have already seen between statue and animating principle. " he exclaims. The danger of using statues as stand-ins for ourselves is that, instead of immortalizing us, they may merely extend our vulnerability to physical decay.

Her success as a public figure, however, blighted her achievement as a mother. She gave the people of Cyprus three strict laws, but in fairy-tale fashion each of her 42 A full discussion may be found in D. A. Russell, Creek Declamatiml (Cambridge, 1983), 35-37, 91. 43 Calen On Medical Experience, translated from the Arabic in the edition of R. Walzer (Oxford, 1944), 87. 44 DuI. 26, which provided Ben Jonson with inspiration for his Epicene. False Critic 25-26. [Dio Chrysostom 164. For the attribution to Favorinus, see Barigazzi, 245, with references, and the stylistic analysis of M.

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