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Longus

Greek writer of The pastoral Story of Daphnis and Chloe (Poimenika ta kata Daphnin kai Chloēn), which he presents as a guide's explanation of a painting he saw while hunting on Lesbos. His ...

Longus

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Ewen Lyall Bowie

Who's Who in the Classical World

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2003
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Classical studies, History
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548 words

...to that Hellenistic pastoral poetry which Longus is crossing with the prose tradition of the novel. Despite the preface's claim, the text is written for entertainment rather than to instruct readers in love or allegorically (as argued by R. Merkelbach , Dier Hirten des Dionysos ( 1988 ) in the Dionysiac mysteries. Among the Greek novelists Longus vies with Heliodorus for the palm. Readers can admire vivid and convincing detail while aware that they need not be convinced, and, as with Achilles Tatius , Longus' description of physical attractions, bodies,...

Longus

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Ewen Lyall Bowie

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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810 words

...that Hellenistic pastoral poetry which Longus is crossing with the prose tradition of the novel . Despite the preface's claim, the text is written for entertainment rather than to instruct readers in love or allegorically (as argued by Merkelbach (see bibliog. below)) in the Dionysiac mysteries ; see dionysus . Among the Greek novelists Longus vies with Heliodorus (4) for the palm. Readers can admire vivid and convincing detail while aware that they need not be convinced, and, as with Achilles Tatius (1) , Longus' description of physical attractions,...

adductor longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

...longus The most anterior of the three adductor muscles in the thigh. The adductor longus has its origin near the pubic symphysis and its insertion on the middle third of the linea aspera . Its main actions are to adduct, flex, and laterally rotate the...

Palmaris longus

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
Subject:
Medicine and health, Surgery
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46 words

...longus Origin: flexor pronator origin. Muscle belly is small with a long thin tendon which runs superficial to TCL Insertion: apex of palmar aponeurosis. Absent 10–15% people. Nerve supply: median nerve. Action: weak flexor of wrist. Used in tendon transfers or grafts. See Muscles...

peroneus longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

...longus A superficial muscle in the lateral compartment of the lower leg. It has its origin on the lateral upper two-thirds of the fibula, and its insertion on the lateral surface of the first cuneiform and first metatarsal. Its primary actions are plantar flexion and eversion...

extensor pollicis longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

...pollicis longus A muscle with its origin on the middle dorsal surface of the ulna, and its insertion on the dorsal distal phalanx of the thumb. Its primary actions are extension at the metacarpophalangeal and interphalangeal joints, and abduction of the...

abductor pollicis longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

...pollicis longus A muscle deep in the forearm. It helps to move the forearm sideways from the trunk. Its other actions include abduction and extension of the thumb. It is attached proximally to the posterior surface of the ulna and radius (origin), and distally to the base of the first metacarpal...

extensor digitorum longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

...digitorum longus A slender muscle in the anterior compartment of the lower leg. It has its origin on the upper, anterior surface of the fibula, and its insertion on the second and third phalanges of the four lesser toes. Its primary actions are dorsiflexion and eversion of the foot, and extension of the...

extensor hallucis longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

...hallucis longus A muscle in the anterior compartment of the lower leg. It has its origins on the anteromedial surface of the fibula and its insertion on the distal phalanx of the great toe. Its primary actions are dorsiflexion and inversion of the foot , and extension of the great...

flexor digitorum longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

...digitorum longus A long, narrow deep muscle in the posterior compartment of the lower leg. It has its origin on the posterior surface of the tibia, and its insertion tendon runs along the medial malleolus and splits into four parts to insert onto the distal phalanges of the second to fifth toes. Its primary actions are plantar flexion, inversion, and toe...

flexor hallucis longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

...hallucis longus A bipennate muscle in the posterior compartment of the lower leg. Its origin is on the lower two-thirds of the fibula and its insertion is on the distal phalanx of the great toe. Its primary actions are plantar flexion, inversion, and toe...

flexor pollicis longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

...pollicis longus A deep muscle of the forearm, partly covered by the flexor digitorum superficialis. It has its origins on the anterior surface of the radius and its insertion on the distal phalanx of the thumb. Its primary actions include flexion of the interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joints of the thumb. It also acts as a weak wrist...

Extensor pollicis longus

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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Current Version:
2009
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Medicine and health, Surgery
Length:
95 words

...pollicis longus Origin: Dorsum of middle third of ulna and interosseous membrane. Passes through the 3rd extensor compartment. It curves around Lister’s tubercle, crossing ECRL/B. It receives an insertion from APB and AP. Insertion: Base of distal phalanx of thumb. Nerve supply: Posterior interosseous nerve. Action: Extends IP and MCPJ. Adducts and extends 1st CMC joint. It supinates the thumb MC. Radial deviates the wrist. It pulls the whole thumb towards the plane of the hand (retroposition). Test by placing palm on table and lifting up thumb. Only EPL...

Flexor pollicis longus

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Medicine and health, Surgery
Length:
90 words

...pollicis longus Origin: Middle 1/3 of radius. An accessory belly may originate from the coronoid process – the accessory muscle of Gantzer. It passes through the carpal tunnel on the radial side of median nerve, bends around trapezium, runs between two heads of FPB, between the two sesamoids. May have an attachment to FDP – Linburg’s syndrome . Insertion: Distal phalanx of thumb. Nerve supply: Median nerve. Blood supply: Muscular perforators from the radial artery. It is usually supplied by two distinct vincula in the tendon sheath of the thumb. See ...

Abductor pollicis longus

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Medicine and health, Surgery
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...pollicis longus Origin: Dorsum of radius, ulnar and interosseous membrane. It runs obliquely around the radius coursing over the wrist extensors. It runs in the 1st extensor compartment with extensor pollicis brevis and may have several slips. Insertion: Lateral 1st metacarpal. It gives off a slip to trapezium and another to APB. Nerve supply: Posterior interosseous nerve. Action: Abducts the thumb through slip to APB. Extends the thumb and radially deviates the wrist. See Muscles...

Extensor pollicis longus tenosynovitis

Extensor pollicis longus tenosynovitis   Reference library

A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
Subject:
Medicine and health, Surgery
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36 words

...pollicis longus tenosynovitis • Pain on moving the thumb, swelling, tenderness, crepitus just distal to Lister’s tubercle. • Symptoms should be treated urgently to prevent tendon rupture. • Rupture is called Drummer’s palsy. See Tenosynovitis...

extensor carpi radialis longus

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

...carpi radialis longus One of a group of superficial muscles lying in the posterior fascial compartment of the forearm acting on the wrists and fingers. It has its origin on the lateral supracondylar ridge of the humerus and insertion on the second metacarpal. It is a major wrist extensor, contributes to wrist abduction, and steadies the wrist during finger...

Extensor carpi radialis longus

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Medicine and health, Surgery
Length:
61 words

...carpi radialis longus Origin: Distal 1/3 of lateral supracondylar ridge of humerus and lateral epicondyle. It passes radial to ECRB and through the 2nd extensor compartment radial to Lister’s tubercle. Insertion: Base of 2nd metacarpal. It may give a slip with ECRB. Nerve supply: Radial nerve. Action: Wrist extensor, radial deviator. Acts as a reciprocal antagonist with FCU. See Muscles...

Velius (RE 10) Longus

Velius (RE 10) Longus (early 2nd cent. ad)   Reference library

Robert A. Kaster

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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77 words

...( RE 10) Longus ( early 2nd cent. ad ) wrote a treatise on the language of republican authors, a commentary on the Aeneid , and an extant handbook on orthography ( H. Keil , Gramm. Lat. 7. 48–81 , cf. 154 f.). He cites Varro and Verrius Flaccus and is cited by (e.g.) Gellius , Iulius Romanus , and the scholiasts ( see scholia ) of Virgil . Herzog – Schmidt , § 435. Robert A....

Manlius (RE 101) Vulso Longus, Lucius

Manlius (RE 101) Vulso Longus, Lucius   Reference library

John Briscoe

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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70 words

...( RE 101) Vulso Longus, Lucius , consul 265 bc , with his colleague M. Atilius Regulus won a naval victory over the Carthaginians at Ecnomus (near Licata) and landed in Africa; he returned to Rome to celebrate a triumph, leaving Regulus in Africa. Consul again in 250 , he and C. Atilius Regulus failed to recapture Lilybaeum and suffered serious losses. Walbank , HCP 1. 85–9, 103–13. John...

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