- She opens the first door and closes it again behind him.
- This room is long and narrow. It is lighted by a single window, framing the sea. To right and left, two small shelves display a dozen or so papyrus rolls.
- "These are the books you love," says Chrysis. "There are no others."
- Demetrius opens them: there is Chaeremon's Oeneus, Alexis' Return, Aristippus' Mirror of LaÃ¯s, the Sorceress, the Cyclops and the Shepherds' Songs of Theocritus, Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonus, the Odes of Sappho and one or two others, none of them of any great length.
- In the centre of this perfect library a naked girl, resting upon cushions, lies silent.
- Pierre Louys, Aphrodite