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Re: Leontes
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1876  Wednesday, 4 October 2000.

From:           Bruce Young <
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Date:           Tuesday, 03 Oct 2000 17:35:36 -0600
Subject: 11.1843 Leontes
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1843 Leontes

Elizabeth Williamson asked about a connection between Leontes in The
Winter's Tale and a personage of the same name in The Republic.  I think
there may be a couple of reasons no one has found information on the
connection.  The character in Plato is named Leontion (at least in the
translation I'm using), not Leontes.  And he appears in Book IV, not
Book III.  I doubt Shakespeare had this character in mind, but who
knows?

Bruce Young
 

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