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Chrȳsi'ppus   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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Literature, Classical studies
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97 words

...'ppus (of Soli, in Cilicia, c. 280–207 bc ) Greek Stoic philosopher, third and most influential head of the Stoa at Athens and its dominant intellect ( see Stoicism ). He was educated at the Academy in Athens under the Sceptic Arcesilaus and then studied at the Stoa under Cleanthes, whom he succeeded as head in 232 bc after becoming a convert to Stoicism. At this time Stoic philosophy seemed about to break up into a number of different positions, but Chrysippus gave it coherence and logic, expressed in voluminous writings (now lost) which became...

Dendera

Dendera   Reference library

Chrysi Kotsifou

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...and counted the steward and priest of the church there one of his closest friends. By the 5th century ad a triconch church had been built between the two birth houses of the temple on the north-west corner of its inner precinct, in part reusing stone from the birth houses. Chrysi Kotsifou CoptEnc s.v . Dandarah cols. 690a–691b ( P. Grossman ). EAH s.n . Dendera and Tentyra (Graeco-Roman/Late Antique) (J. H. F. Dijkstra), 1–2. J. Y. Wong , ‘Raze of Glory: Interpreting Iconoclasm in Edfu and Dendera’, JLA 9/1 (2016),...

libraries, monastic, Eastern

libraries, monastic, Eastern   Reference library

Chrysi Kotsifou

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...was often an act associated with the salvation of the soul of the patron or the patron’s family. Monastic scribes frequently copied, illuminated, and bound commissioned manuscripts. On other occasions, monastic communities exchanged manuscripts and copied each other’s books. Chrysi Kotsifou CoptEnc 1447b–1450a s.v . libraries ( M. Krause ). J. T. Walker , ‘Ascetic Literacy: Books and Readers in the East-Syrian Monastic Tradition’, in H. Börn and J. Wiesehöfer , eds., Commutatio et Contentio; Studies in the Late Roman, Sasanian, and Early Islamic Near...

Deir al-Suryani

Deir al-Suryani   Reference library

Chrysi Kotsifou

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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2018

...the Vatican and more in the British Library, including BL Adds. 12150, containing inter alia Eusebius , Martyrs of Palestine and Theophany , Titus of Bosra ’s Against the Manichees , and the Syriac Martyrology of 411 . The monastery was active until the 15th century. Chrysi Kotsifou CoptEnc vol. 3 s.n. Dayr al-Suryan, cols. 876a–881a ( A. Cody , P. Grossmann ). GEDSH s.n. al-Suryān, Dayr (L. Van Rompay). H. G. Evelyn White , The Monasteries of Wadi ‘N Natrun Part 2: The History of the Monasteries of Nitria and of Scetis (1932). S. P. Brock ...

Woman from Samos

Woman from Samos  

AT: The Girl from Samos; The Samian Woman A: Menander Pf: c.315–309bc, Athens Tr: 1929 (more complete text, 1972) G: Fragmentary Greek com. in verse S: A street in Athens, the present C: 5m, 3f, ...
Sā'mia

Sā'mia (‘The girl from Samos’)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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2011
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Literature, Classical studies
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166 words

...abroad, the latter's daughter Plangon gives birth to a baby by Demeas' son Moschion. A marriage is arranged, and Demeas' mistress Chrȳsis, who has suffered a miscarriage, agrees to keep the baby and pass it off as her own by Demeas. The neighbours return; Demeas overhears an old woman speak of the baby as Moschion's and concludes that since Moschion wants to marry Plangon he was unwillingly seduced by Chrysis. Demeas drives Chrysis and the baby out of the house whereupon they are taken in by Niceratus; both fathers are bewildered by conflicting evidence as to...

Louÿs, Pierre

Louÿs, Pierre (1870–1925)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
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Literature
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120 words

...of the Greek ideal. His best‐selling hoax ‘translation’, Les Chansons de Bilitis ( 1894 ), gave scholarly respectability to erotic fantasies in which morbid, misogynist violence is veiled in classical style. His novels include Aphrodite ( 1896 ), in which the courtesan Chrysis's love for the great sculptor Démétrios ends in her death and the production of his finest work; La Femme et le pantin ( 1898 ); and Les Aventures du roi Pausole ( 1901 ). The discreet eroticism of these works is in striking contrast to Louÿs's posthumously published...

Piccolomini, Aeneas Silvius

Piccolomini, Aeneas Silvius (1405–64)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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Literature
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107 words

...Aeneas Silvius ( 1405–64 ) Pope Pius II from 1458 , patron of letters, humanist, and author of a romance in Latin, Historia de Duobus Amantibus ( The Tale of Two Lovers ), of a bawdy comedy ( Chrysis ), of treatises on many subjects, and of commentaries on his times, the Commentarii Rerum Memorabilium ( Commentaries on Memorable Matters ), 1462–4 . His De Curialium Miseriis ( On the Misery of the Court ) provided one of the models for the Eclogues of Alexander Barclay . He visited Scotland in 1435 , and wrote a hostile report of its...

Piccolomini, Enea Silvio

Piccolomini, Enea Silvio (1405–64)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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Literature
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199 words

...1432 ). In 1442 he was crowned poet laureate by the Emperor Frederick III , but in 1446 he took holy orders. During these years he produced a collection of dialogues on politics ( Pentalogus ), a novella in Latin (the Historia de duobus amantibus ), a Latin comedy ( Chrysis ), and the short treatise De curialium miseriis . His devotion to humanism was continued in a large number of works of biography , educational theory, topography, and historical geography as he climbed the ecclesiastical ladder, becoming Bishop of Trieste ( 1447 ), of Siena...

Vix, Geneviève

Vix, Geneviève (31 Dec 1879)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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233 words

...Geneviève [ Geneviève Brouwer ] ( b Le Havre , 31 Dec 1879 ; d Paris , 25 Aug 1939 ). French soprano . After study at the Paris Conservatoire she made her début at the Opéra-Comique in 1906 . Her first roles included Louise, Chrysis in Camille Erlanger 's Aphrodite and the title role in the première of Paul-Lucien Hillemacher's Circe ( 1907 ). In 1911 she sang Concepcion in the world première of L'heure espagnole , and in the same year took the part of Antonia in the first complete performances of Les contes d'Hoffmann . 1915 brought...

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