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n.1.(Zool.) Any species of small moths of the genus Procris. The larvæ of some species injure the grapevine by feeding in groups upon the leaves.
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But (they say) a certain Cephalus, the son of Deion, an Athenian, who owned a hound which no beast ever escaped, had accidentally killed his wife Procris, and being purified of the homicide by the Cadmeans, hunted the fox with his hound, and when they had overtaken it both hound and fox were turned into stones near Teumessus.
Then I saw Phaedra, and Procris, and fair Ariadne daughter of the magician Minos, whom Theseus was carrying off from Crete to Athens, but he did not enjoy her, for before he could do so Diana killed her in the island of Dia on account of what Bacchus had said against her.
Noteworthy, is the author's attempt at "trac[ing] a contaminatio between Cephalus and Procris and Pyramus and Thisbe, a process which enabled the story to infect A Midsummer Night's Dream" (161).
Fully one-third of the poems in Sight and Song announce well-known narratives of death, dying, torture, or martyrdom: "The Death of Procris," "A Pieta," "St.
Most importantly, the incorporation of the historical Herostratus and his 356 BCE burning of Diana's temple at Ephesus with the myth of Cephalus and Procris (truncated to 'Pocris'), all within the framework of the Spanish Baroque musical comedia, represents a noteworthy dramatic innovation by Calderon (Florez 306).
Giroud also briefly references Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, a favorite at the court of Louis XIV and one of the few named female composers in French operatic history; her 1694 Cephale et Procris was judged a "failure" (p.
De este modo, Alberto Navarro Gonzalez ejemplifica en Cefalo y Procris una autoparodia de previos motivos calderonianos: "hallamos un desenfadado Calderon que, espectador risueno de su propia obra anterior, parece jugar con sus artisticos recursos y con sus personajes, temas y situaciones mas tragicos y poeticos" (145).
Por ejemplo, esta hermosa descripcion del amanecer y del descubrimiento de la belleza en el bano de Procris, en boca de Cefalo, hecha en el mas genuino espiritu gongorino:
Christoph, Dithyrambe, Ellen, Gretchen, Harfner, Mignon, Orest, Orpheus, Procris, Prometheus, Suleika, Weylas (to name only a few) must be known to those who sing about them.
14) Bowen sailed almost immediately via Pontianak, with the sloops HMS Procris and Barracouta, and gunboats, plus 100 British soldiers.
El interes de los artistas italianos por la mitologia clasica empezo antes de la generacion de Botticelli, 1400-1500, como lo indican Las Tres Gracias de Francesco del Cossa, en la actualidad en Ferrara, Palazzo Schifonoia (104); el Rapto de Europa de Francesco de Giorgio, hoy en el Louvre de Paris (105); Apolo y Marsias,de Perugino, conservado en el mismo museo frances (106); Prometeo, de Piero di Cosimo, en la actualidad en el Museo de Strasburgo (107); y Muerte de Procris, obra del mismo artista italiano, en la National Gallery de Londres (108).
Present, however, are three sparkling little friezes from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one of them providing a serenely idyllic rendering of the Diana and Actaeon story; (2) the delightfully humorous Mars and Venus from Turin, in which Cupid arrives with Mars's horse just as the lovers are getting to the point; the touchingly melancholy Death of Procris from Strasbourg; and, most impressive of all, The rape of Europa from the Doge's Palace.