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n. Greek & Roman Mythology
A peasant woman of Phrygia who together with her husband Philemon received with great hospitality Zeus and Hermes disguised as men. The gods rewarded the couple by turning them in their old age into intertwining linden and oak trees.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a poor peasant woman who, with her husband Philemon, was rewarded for hospitality to the disguised gods Zeus and Hermes


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(in Greek myth) an aged Phrygian peasant woman who offered hospitality to the disguised Zeus and Hermes.
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Daphnis et Chloe que sont faits Philemon et Baucis.
It seems to have been standard practice to support offstage chorus entries with an "inaudible" piano, perhaps originating with Gounod's Philemon el Baucis in 1860.
Contractor address : Habitation Baucis Allee Pecoul
Baucis and Philemon' mythologizes the poet's grandparents, but avoids falling into a sub-Yeatsian mode as its intelligent handling of myth demonstrates an independent mode of thought.
Numerous instances of the philoxenia theme appear in works from antiquity: the visit of Jupiter and Mercury to the home of Baucis and Philemon (Ovid 8 [p.
Her choice of story is explicit: she reads to them of Baucis and Philemon (356), an elderly husband-and-wife pair made famous by the Roman poet Ovid in the eighth book of his epic poem, Metamorphoses.
The spider woman Arachne, Actaeon the hunter become a stag, Midas and the Golden Touch, Theseus and the Minotaur, Orpheus and Eurydice, Jupiter and Io, Baucis and Philemon, the tales of Persephone, Bacchus, and Tiresias, all these mythic tales and more are retold in language both as fresh, ancient, and rich as its original creator could ever wish.
KELLY, Ann Cline, 'Swift's Unmoralized Ovid: Baucis and Philemon and Book Four of Gulliver's Travels', in Real, pp.
The explicit mention of the Dryads is coupled with another hint at the imaginative world of the ancient Greeks: the indirect reference to the myth of Philemon and Baucis.
In "Philemon and Baucis," she presents a modern epilogue to the Ovidian myth.
It is likewise with Baucis and Philemon, a husband and wife whose love for one another is so great that the gods fulfill their request to die at the same time; the two turn into trees simultaneously at the end of their lives, their branches locked in an embrace.
His effort to console the condemned Gretchen with the injunction to let the past remain in the past, and his final project which destroys the endearing couple Baucis and Philemon are each sufficient to question the grace bestowed on Faust.