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Ewen Lyall Bowie
Greek writer of The pastoral Story of Daphnis and Chloe (Poimenika ta kata Daphnin kai Chloēn), which he presents as a guide's explanation of a painting he saw while hunting on Lesbos. His apparently detailed knowledge of Lesbian topography is imprecise and inconsistent, and although Longi appear on Lesbian inscriptions, ours may have been a visitor rather than resident. There are hitherto no papyri, but his mannered sophistic ...