Published in: Giovanni Fanfani, Mary Harlow, Marie-Louise Nosch (eds) Spinning Fates and the Song of the Loom. The Use of Textiles, Clothing and Cloth Production as Metaphor, Symbol and Narrative Device in Greek and Latin Literature. Ancient Textile Series 24, Oxbow Books, Oxford & Philadelphia 2016, pp. 323-339. Giovanni Fanfani's research for this paper has been supported by the MOBILEX Project of Danish Council for Independent Research under FP7-PEOPLE-2012- COFUND (DFF - 1321-00158).