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Affrican

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

(236/5– c.183 bc),

Roman consul at the beginning of the Second Punic War and a great general who drove the Carthaginians out of Spain, invaded Africa, and ended the war ...

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Aleyn

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Referred to in The Parliament of Fowls (316ff.), is Alan of Lille or Alanus de Insulis (c.1120–1202/3), a famous master of the schools of Paris whose Latin writings, imbued with ...

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allusion

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An indirect or passing reference to some event, person, place, or artistic work, the nature and relevance of which is not explained by the writer but relies on the reader's familiarity with...

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Atalanta

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Religion.

In Greek mythology, a huntress who would marry only someone who could beat her in a foot race. She was beaten when a suitor threw down three golden apples which she stopped to pick up.

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Bacchus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

In Greek mythology, another name for Dionysus.

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beauty

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The central place of beauty in Plato's thought is witnessed in the Dialogues Phaedrus and Symposium. The perception of beauty induces anamnesis, a recollection of previous acquaintance with...

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bird

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval) — Biological Sciences.

A class (Aves) of endothermic (see endotherm) vertebrates that are adapted for flight, bipedal walking or running, and, in some species, swimming on or below the surface of water;...

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Candace

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Who appears in a list of tragic heroines in The Parliament of Fowls (288), remains unidentified. She may be Candace (1) or Canace(e) (1).

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Canon of Chaucer's Works

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(see also entries for individual works). It is not always easy to establish the authentic works of a medieval writer. They often exist in MSS copied after the author's death ...

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celestial sphere

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

The imaginary sphere, centred on the observer, on which all celestial bodies such as the Sun, Moon, and stars appear to be located. The positions of certain atmospheric optical phenomena...

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