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Notable figures referenced in the epigrams include:
- Dion, the political figure of Syracuse whose campaign is discussed at length in the Platonic Epistles, mourned in Epigram 3.
- Phaedrus and Agathon, two Classical Athenians featured in the Socratic dialogues, mentioned in Epigrams 4 and 6 respectively.
- Xanthippe, perhaps the wife of Socrates, a lover mentioned in Epigram 8.
- Sappho, the Archaic poet celebrated as the tenth Muse in Epigram 16.
- Aristophanes, the Classical comic playwright described reverently as inspired by the Graces in Epigram 18.
- John Madison Cooper, D. S. Hutchinson, (1997), Plato, Complete works, page 1742. Hackett Publishing.
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