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Bathyllus

A beautiful boy of Samos, greatly beloved by Polycrates the tyrant, and by the poet Anacreon. (See Horace: Epistle xiv. 9.)

“To them [i.e. the æsthetic school] the boyhood of Bathyllus is of more moment than the manhood of Napoleon.” —Mallock: The New Republic, book iv. chap. 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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