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date: 29 October 2020

sătyrs and  sīlens 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

are imaginary male inhabitants of the wild, comparable to the ‘wild men’ of the European folk tradition, with some animal features, unrestrained in their desire for sex and wine, and generally represented naked. The first mention in literature of ‘silens’ is as making love to ... ...

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