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Leontes, King of Sicily
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1859  Tuesday, 3 October 2000.

From:           Judy Kennedy <
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Date:           Monday, 2 Oct 2000 15:55:55 -0300 (ADT)
Subject:        Leontes, King of Sicily

While Pafford (Arden ed.) and Bullough, (_Sources_ , 8.124) are probably
right that most of the names in WT come from Plutarch, it may be worth
noting that many of them can also be found in Cooper's Thesaurus 1565,
in Dictionarium historicum etc.: Camillo, Antigonus, Cleomenes, Dion,
Hermione (as a female name), Autolycus, and Archidamus are all there.
Also Polyxenus, and 'Leontini, People of Sicilie', which last may have
had some influence on switching Leontes' kingdom from Pandosto's
Bohemia.

Judy Kennedy

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