(reference to Sappho fr. 31.15–16.)

Another possible echo of Sappho fr. 31 may be seen in the repetition of tla- based words in the last three lines in Paulus Silentarius’ first epigram, which echo fr. 16.17: ἀλλὰ πὰν τόλματον, while at the same time calling this generalization into question.

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