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Brutus

Brutus  

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In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Decius Brutus is one of the conspirators. Marcus Brutus is the idealistic friend of Caesar who is persuaded by Cassius to join the conspiracy. Caesar receives his ...
Brutus

Brutus  

The nephew of Tarquin (Tarquyn). After the death of Lucretia (Lucrece) he ‘swore by her chaste blood’ (LGW 1862–3) that Tarquin should be banished, and led the rising against him.[...]
Colatyn

Colatyn  

The husband of Lucretia (Lucrece).
imagery

imagery  

A rather vague critical term covering those uses of language in a literary work that evoke sense-impressions by literal or figurative reference to perceptible or ‘concrete’ objects, scenes, actions, ...
Iunius Brutus, Lucius

Iunius Brutus, Lucius  

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(RE 46a in Suppl. 5. 356ff.)was reputedly responsible for the expulsion of Tarquinius Superbus after the suicide of Lucretia and was one of the first two consuls in 509 ...
Legend of Good Women

Legend of Good Women  

Written by Chaucer between 1372 and 1386, is based on such works as Ovid's Heroides, and Boccaccio's De Claris Mulieribus and Vitae Virorum et Feminarum Illustrium. The prologue is more admired than ...
Livy

Livy  

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(59 bc–17ad)Roman historian. His history of Rome from its foundation to his own time contained 142 books, of which 35 survive (including the earliest history of the war with Hannibal). Livy is ...
Lucius Junius Brutus

Lucius Junius Brutus  

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(d. 509 bce)Roman consul. Lucius Junius Brutus is credited with being the founder of the Roman Republic, the man who “liberated” Rome from monarchy. His story is most fully ...
Lucretius Tricipitinus, Spurius

Lucretius Tricipitinus, Spurius  

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(RE 30)the shadowy father of Lucretia, was credited with a walk-on role in the overthrow of the monarchy. Historians regularized the election of the first consuls by supposing that ...
Palestrina

Palestrina  

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Opera (Musikalische Legende) in 3 acts by Pfitzner to his own lib. Comp. 1911–15. Prod. Munich 1917, London (Abbey Opera) 1981, Berkeley (concert) 1982, CG 1997. Based on untrue legend that ...
Physician's Tale

Physician's Tale  

(of 286 lines in decasyllabic couplets) is the first tale of Fragment VI, and is followed by The Pardoner's Tale. Its date of composition is uncertain. It is often thought ...
Rape of Lucrece

Rape of Lucrece  

A poem in rhyme‐royal by Shakespeare, published 1594 and dedicated to Henry Wriothesley, earl of Southampton. It is a highly rhetorical expansion of the story as told by Livy. See Lucretia.
Rape of Lucretia

Rape of Lucretia  

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Opera in 2 acts by Britten to lib. by Ronald Duncan after André Obey's Le viol de Lucrèce. Comp. 1946, rev. 1947. F.p. Glyndebourne, 1946; London 1946; Chicago 1947; Salzburg 1950. Britten's first ...
suicide

suicide  

The act of intentionally ending one's own life. A suicide pact is an agreement between two (or more) people to commit suicide together. See also euthanasia.
Tarquin

Tarquin  

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The fifth and the seventh Etruscan kings of Rome, Priscus (616–579 bc) and Superbus (534–510 bc), both subjects of legend and tradition. The stories were largely symbolic, contrasting the decadence ...
Tarquinius Collatinus, Lucius

Tarquinius Collatinus, Lucius  

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Great-nephew of Tarquinius Priscus, husband of Lucretia, and one of the founders of the Roman republic. After his wife's suicide he and L. Iunius Brutus conspired to overthrow Tarquinius Superbus ...
Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius

Tarquinius Superbus, Lucius  

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Traditionally the last king of Rome (534–510bc). According to the oldest sources (Quintus Fabius Pictor fr. 11 Peter) he was the son of Tarquinius Priscus, although on the traditional chronology that ...
Tarquinius the Yonge

Tarquinius the Yonge  

Tarquinius Sextus, son of Tarquinius Superbus, who brutally raped Lucrece. He was banished with all his family. The story is told in The Legend of Good Women, and alluded to by Dorigen in The ...
Valerius Maximus

Valerius Maximus  

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Wrote a handbook of ‘memorable deeds and sayings’. It is dedicated to Tiberius, to whom constant flattery is addressed; and the violent denunciation of a conspirator safely identified with Aelius ...
values

values  

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A set of ethical beliefs and preferences that determine our sense of right and wrong. Also known as value system. See value judgement.

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