Lichas


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Lichas

An ancient Greek unit of length approximately equivalent to 192.6 millimeters.
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Clitophon escapes from Melite's house dressed as a woman, just as Encolpius and Giton are made up with women's false hair and eyelashes by Tryphaena's maids after they had shaved the hair off their heads to avoid detection by Lichas and Tryphaena.
27) Rounding off his attack by nastily reminding Encolpius of the humiliation he underwent in Massalia as a 'scapegoat', Lichas delivers a serious blow to the ego of our hero.
The great complexity of the relationships of Encolpius, Tryphaena, Giton, Lichas and his wife, which is evident from the reciprocal accusations and apologies when the boys board the ship again in the Greek city, requires them to have spent considerable time together on that ship before arriving in Campania.
He also drew attention to the many parodic allusions to Greek myth and Roman legends, which serve the same purpose, especially allusions to the Homeric Odyssey, as for instance in the comic recognition scene where Lichas identifies the bald and shaven Encolpius by his mentula, and the narrator explicitly compares this to Odysseus' more heroic recognition by his scar (Od.