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Zoilos (Latin, Zoilus.)

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The sword of Zoilos. The pen of a critic. Zoilos was a literary Thersiʹtēs, shrewd, witty, and spiteful. He was nicknamed Homeʹromastix (Homer’s scourge), because he mercilessly assailed the epics of Homer, and called the companions of Ulysses in the island of Circē “weeping porkers” (“choiridʹia klaionta”). He also flew at Plato, Isocʹrates, and other high game.

“Pendentem volo Zoilum videre.” Martia.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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