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[of sixth century B.C. Greek]…; or by Plato, with his portrait of Socrates;⁷⁶ or in the Hellenistic age; or by the Roman poets; or by the Antonines; or by Augustine. Per- haps he had been there all the time, lurking in Homer’s Achilles and Odysseus. Still, he had evidently fled away again by the early Middle Ages, only to be rediscovered first in [the elev- enth or the twelfth century]…; then, according to Burckhardt’s famous analysis, in Renais- sance Italy; then again in the sixteenth, or seventeenth, or eighteenth centuries (Pelling 1990, V).⁷⁷ Additionally, the