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Acis

Acis  

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In Greek mythology, a young shepherd, lover of the sea nymph Galatea, who was killed out of jealousy by his rival Polyphemus; as he died, Galatea turned him into a river.
Acis and Galatea

Acis and Galatea  

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(Handel). Lib. by John Gay and others; 2 acts; f.p. Cannons, Edgware, nr. London, 1718, possibly dir. by Johann Christoph Pepusch. Better defined as a masque or pastoral.Mythological times. Galatea, ...
Adonis

Adonis  

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In classical mythology, a beautiful youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone. He was killed by a boar, but Zeus decreed that he should spend the winter of each year in the underworld with ...
Cyclopes

Cyclopes  

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Are one‐eyed giants. In Homer they are savage and pastoral, and live in a distant country without government or laws. Odysseus visits them in his wanderings and enters the cave of one of them, ...
Galatea

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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48 words
(Handel: Acis and Galatea). Sop. A part‐divine sea‐nymph in love with the shepherd Acis. Acis is killed by the giant Polyphemus. Devastated, Galatea transforms Acis into a stream. Created ... More
Galatea

Galatea   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

in Greek mythology, the name both of a sea nymph courted by the Cyclops Polyphemus, who in jealousy killed his rival Acis, and that given to the statue fashioned by ...

Galatea

Galatea ((Γαλάτεια, perhaps ‘milk-white’))   Reference library

Herbert Jennings Rose

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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259 words

name of a sea-nymph, first in *Homer (Il. 18. 45); her legend was apparently first told by *...

Hermesianax

Hermesianax  

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Of Colophon, Greek poet of the early 3rd cent. bc, pupil and friend of Philitas, author of Leontion and possibly also of Persica (fr. 12 Powell). Leontion (the title was apparently the name of his ...
Polyphemus

Polyphemus  

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(Handel: Acis and Galatea). Bass. Giant in love with Galatea. Kills Acis. Aria: O ruddier than the cherry. Creator (1718) not traced.

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