Sunday, 23 January 2011

Campaspe and the Swan

'I warned you this place was a dump, boys!' - Laïis in Hades, by Gustav Cortos, print by Luis Falero, c. 1902 - public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
"You cannot conceive the pleasure of peace unless you despise the rudeness of war."

- Laïs, the courtesan of Athens, to two soldierly admirers, in Campaspe by John Lyly.

Further to my Lyly post of last week, here's an interesting piece by Gabriel Egan, suggesting a possible influence of Campaspe upon Shakespeare.

This came to my attention whilst playing with the interesting human-curated search engine Blekko.

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