Brazen age


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(Myth.) The age of war and lawlessness which succeeded the silver age.
(Archæol.) See under Bronze.

See also: Brazen, Brazen

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Rather than trying to make a character like Hercules believable to an early modern audience, Heywood makes it virtually impossible for spectators to identify with him, and thus they are better able to reflect upon historical change and assess the different value systems underwriting the brazen age and their own.
17) Heywood, The Brazen Age (London: Nicholas Oakes, 1613), L3v.
The Silver Age was the great flying piece, and The Brazen Age has the largest number of original properties, mainly pasteboard monsters.
The huge boar's head with which Hercules entertains the centaurs in the Silver Age reappears in the Brazen Age in the Meleager story; while Cerberus's three heads and the lion's head in the Silver Age reappear as trophies in Brazen Age.
His poetry begins to turn darker, away from love and youth and towards religion and age: The Brazen Age is now when Earth is worn, Beauty grown sick, Nature corrupt and nought, Pleasure untimely dead as soon as born, Both words and kindness strangers to our thought .
The Royal King and the Loyal Subject (c1602), The English Traveller (c1624), and a series of dramatizations of classical myths: The Golden Age (c1610), The Silver Age (c1610), The Brazen Age (c1610), and The Iron Age: Parts I and II (c1610).