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(The Aphrodite of Praxiteles, SH 706) Clement of Alexandria, Protrepticus (Exhortation to the Greeks): As Posidippus in his On Cnidus clearly shows, Praxiteles, when fashioning the statue of Aphrodite of Cnidus, made it resemble his lover Cratine (53. 5) . . . Aphrodite on Cnidus was a stone and was beautiful; another man fell in love with her, and had intercourse with the stone. Posidippus tells the tale . . . inhis On Cnidus (57. 3).

The Poems of Posidippus from uncertain sources

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