Drawing by John Keats of the Sosibios marble vase, 1819, Wikipedia photo.
Drawing by John Keats of the Sosibios marble vase, 1819, Wikipedia photo.

Sosibios – a literary term where two or more historical figures of differing time periods converse in prose or poetry. This term is named after Sosibios, the neo-Attic Athenian sculptor who crafted the Pentelic marble vase in Keats’ poem “Ode on the Grecian Urn,” where Keats asks questions of the time-frozen figures found thereon.

Reference to this literary term is linked here:
http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/hillary-and-eleanor-9-the-pearl-roundabout/

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