Pentheus as a 8£oJ.l.áxo? against Dionysus, as we find it in Euripides, follows the example set by Aeschylus' Pentheus and by his Lycurgus in the Lycurgeia. We must, however, make allowance for one great differ- ence : Aeschylus' desire for reconciliation, his need of a theodicy have doubtless given a
, Diomedes' reconciliation with the Trojans also had its place in the legend (cf. Pausan. I, 11, 7). I fail to see why the mentioning of Aeneas' death in the waves of the Numicus should be regarded as particu- larly important (thus Norden, op. cit., 148) : it was already recorded by Cato (Serv. ad Aen. IV
more eager for literary polemics than amatory reconciliation, and the vow is simply there to occasion a swipe, from a Neoteric angle and by Neoteric means, at the old-fashioned, long-winded kind of poetry cultivated by Volusius6). The invoca- tion of Venus in lines 11-17 looks very much like a skit on
ambiguity of this thought-pattern, which implies a great turn over of a situa- tion, may also be understood to apply to the turn over that is about to take place, as Hermes enters Olympus for the trial in front of Zeus, and the family feud begins the process of reconciliation. The nal instance of a gnomic
because, as Hunter (1994, 205 n. 14) observes, “the distinction between reconciliation and arbitration is not always obvious”. It is worth noting, though, that Philocleon’s intention to reconcile with the man is not sin- cere, despite the fact that he comically responds ﬁrst to Bdelycleon’s proposal to
relationship went beyond a purely formal amicitia. In the first two examples one senses genuine enthusiasm for Caesar.
In the same period we may observe that Cicero reconciles himself with some of his enemies. For example, in February 55, at the insistence of Pompey, there is reconciliation with the
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manipulation as ineffectual political practices, and call for reconciliation. As for the two Sophoclean plays of the second period, Hose, again refuting traditional political interpretations, tries to interpret them both in the context of the restoration of democracy after the oligar- chical coup. This
initiation in Eleusis. Whether Philip actually had been initiated is irrelevant. Philip was also a great unifier and Panhellene. The lofty precedent is linked with a signi- ficant reconciliation which is quite in line with his consolidating policy. The homonoia finds an echo in Pliny's Panegyricus and in Dio
the bravest man after Achilles himself 65), and he might, in Nestor's judgement, be respected by Achilles 66) : if Achilles ever valued fighting qualities and abilities in man he would honor Ajax, and possibly listen to him and what he would have to say about the reconciliation. Besides, Ajax was