The Pharmakeutria of Theokritos

a Charming Story

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A Journal of Classical Studies


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Ogden 2002, 112; Hordern (2002, 169) is more skeptical; Gow (1950, ad loc.) is hesitant. This is not to say that the laurel cannot be apotropaic (cf. note 9 infra), only that such a function is unlikely here.


Vid. Deubner 1982, 401-403; Krayer 1987, 1350. Also for an interesting overview of laurels in ancient Greek religion and folklore vid. Ogle 1910.


Cf. Gow 1950, ιι, 40.


Cf. Kuhnert 1894, 37-38.


Vid. Lawson 1910, 150.


Vid. Lawson 1910, 329, and for other examples 161, 328, 513.


Vid. Hildburgh 1946, 154-178. Cf. Dickie 1991, 17-29.


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