Worden, The Sound of Virtue, 184-206. See also Richard C. McCoy, Sir Philip Sidney: Rebellion in Arcadia (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1979); Alan Stewart, Philip Sidney: A Double Life (London: Chatto & Windus, 2000).
 On Sidney's political analogies see also Brian C. Lockley, Law and Empire in English Renaissance Literature, (Cambridge: CUP, 2006), 47-79.
 Worden, The Sound of Virtue, 200.
 Sidney, The Old Arcadia, 306-7.
 Worden, The Sound of Virtue, 205.
 Henry A. Ormerod, Piracy in the Ancient World. (Baltimore, John Hopkins University Press, 1997), 14, 260-70.
 Ormerod, Piracy in the Ancient World, 266-7.
 Heliodorus, Ethiopian Story, trans. Sir Walter Lamb, ed. J. R. Morgan., (London: Everyman, 1997). The text was rediscovered in 1526, translated into Latin in 1534, and into English by Thomas Underdowne in the late sixteenth century. For further details of the publication history of translations of Heliodorus' original see Charles Whibley, "Introduction", An Aethiopian History written in Greek by Heliodorus, Englished by Thomas Underdowne, Anno 1587 (New York: AMS Press, 1967), vivxv.
 Victor Skretkowicz, "Sidney and Amyot: Heliodorus in the Structure and Ethos of the New Arcadia", Review of English Studies, N.S. xxvii (1976): 170-4.
 Steve Mentz, Romance for Sale in Early Modern England: the Rise of Prose Fiction. (Aldershot & Burlington: Ashgate, 2006), 42-107; John J. Winkler, "The Mendacity of Kalasiris and the Narrative Strategy of Heliodoros' Aithiopika", Yale Classical Studies 27 (1982): 93-158.