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Leontes
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1828  Wednesday, 27 September 2000.

From:           Elizabeth Williamson <
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Date:           Wednesday, 27 Sep 2000 10:52:57 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Leontes

It has just been brought to my attention that there is a necrophiliac
named Leontes in the 3rd book of Plato's *Republic*. I had no idea.

Can anyone a) tell me if there's an article on *The Winter's Tale* that
discusses this connection, or b) point me to a good reference work about
Shakespeare's names?

Thank you!!!

-Elizabeth Williamson, University of Pennsylvania
 

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