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This article seems to be a nearly direct paraphrasing of Ovid's version of the tale: many of the lines are simply taken from a translation of it.
Are the four sentences "and he pursues ... her vagina" quotated from Ovid? If so should be marked as such. Otherwise they are almost incoherent. Also they belong logically at the end of the story not the beginning.Kildwyke (talk) 22:45, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
I looked it up in Ovid and found as is suspected that "and he pursues ... grasps her by her left nipple ... accompanied by her vagina" was incoherent obscenities some buffoon put in, so I deleted them and rewrote the synopsis with real quotations. Kildwyke (talk) 22:45, 5 November 2011 (UTC)
I was under the impression the depiction of Apollo in this sculpture was a direct allusion to the Apollo Belvedere. Can this be confirmed or disconfirmed? --JeffGirard (talk) 20:08, 27 January 2009 (UTC)
"Although Apollo preached "All things in moderation" and was known to control his emotions, this sculpture clearly reveals him desperately pursuing love in vain. The failure of getting Daphne hints at Apollo's many failures with love in general, including being unable to win a maiden and his lovers' fidelity." There is absolutely no source for this, and if you'll just go to the page for Apollo, you'll probably see how the Greek God was NOT having much failures with love. The wives, the maidens, the children... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:24, 26 February 2010 (UTC)