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date: 06 October 2022

Phaonlocked

Phaonlocked

  • Margaret Williamson

Extract

Phaon, a mythical ferryman, made young and beautiful by *Aphrodite, who also hid him among lettuces like her beloved *Adonis. *Sappho among others is said to have loved him, finally leaping from the cliff at *Leucas (Lefkas) for his sake: the story, which echoes other legends, appears first in Attic comedy.

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  • Greek Myth and Religion

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