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Jane

Thank you for this. What a thought-provoking poem. I'm embarrassed that I have never heard of this poet before. I am so happy that I found your website.

tmontes

I had a professor back in the day who said Licio (Licius) in the sonnet refers to one of Achilles' companions but I've since not be able to verify if this is so and if so, how so? Do you have any information on this? Or was my professor simply mistaken?

Sedulia

Hmm... the only person I can find who looks like Licio is Píndaro Licio -- Pandarus in English-- who is a Trojan and whom Achilles kills.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/441061/Pandarus

He also becomes a go-between in Troilus and Cressida.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandarus

However according to this article Licio is Góngora's "poetic name for himself."

http://rua.ua.es/dspace/bitstream/10045/1218/1/RAEI_17_5.pdf

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