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 (tăs′ō, tä′sō), Torquato 1544-1595.
Italian poet who wrote the epic Jerusalem Delivered (1581), an account of the capture of the city during the First Crusade.


(Italian ˈtasso)
(Biography) Torquato (torˈkwaːto). 1544–95, Italian poet, noted for his pastoral idyll Aminta (1573) and for Jerusalem Delivered (1581), dealing with the First Crusade


(ˈtæs oʊ, ˈtɑ soʊ)

Torquato, 1544–95, Italian poet.
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Goethe's Tasso is very likely to be a pretty fair historical portrait, and that is true tragedy.
and he then related to Raoul the story of the bastion, and Raoul fancied he was listening to one of those deeds of arms belonging to days of chivalry, so gloriously recounted by Tasso and Ariosto.
One thinks of Dante at the bitter feast in Verona, of Tasso in Ferrara's madman's cell.
This, they added, would be consistent with past practice, particularly with what the late former president Tassos Papadopoulos did just before the 2008 presidential elections.
29) (This is not to deny the possible impact of other Hellenistic rhetoricians such as Hermogenes and Demetrius, whose works were also being rediscovered and read in the sixteenth century, but to suggest that the Longinian echoes that inform Tassos thoughts are an important part of a wider, post-Aristotelian trend.
Cyprus Police have said that a body found in a Nicosia cemetery is likely to belong to former President Tassos Papadopoulos.
While he was en-route to Nicosia, the Prime Minister of Cyprus Mr Tassos Papadopoulos, collapsed, leaving Bertie to meet the Minister for Home Affairs instead.
A reunification plan drawn up by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has been undermined by Greek Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos who had called for a ``no'' vote.
And UN officials are annoyed with Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos, who,in a televised speech urged his nation to vote against the plan.
GOING back could be the way forward for Dundee United midfielder Tassos Venetis.
DUNDEE UNITED'S Greek midfielder Tassos Venetis will be handed a new role in his first bid to respond to a wake-up call from manager Alex Smith.