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Epikichlides
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(Ἐπικιχλίδες; Epikichlídes) is the title of an erotic poem attributed to Homer (Ath. 14,639a). Menaechmus associates it with the word for thrush (κίχλη, kíchlē), which suggests a travesty or parody, set in the animal kingdom, of the Homeric epics (cf.  Batrachomyomachia). The title may perhaps refer to kichlismoí, which denotes exuberant laughter.

Bibliography

U. v. Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Die Ilias und Homer, 1916, 18, n. 2.

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Selzer, Christoph (Frankfurt/Main), “Epikichlides”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e332410>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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