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(in ancient Rome) a farmer


(kəˈloʊ nəs)

n., pl. -ni (-nī, -nē).
a serf or tenant farmer in the later Roman Empire or early feudal period.
[1885–90; < Latin colōnus inhabitant of a colony, tenant-farmer, farmer, derivative of colere to inhabit, cultivate; compare cult, cultivate]
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In Oedipus at Colonus, McCoy argues that the real hero is Theseus--and certainly he is the one whose behavior is presented as exemplary.
Concluding, McCarthy enumerates the reasons to believe there were strong similarities between the Romano-British colonus and the Anglo-Saxon ceorl (e.
On the other hand, Sophocles gives Theseus, mythical founder of democracy, sole authority to make a decision in Athens about accepting Oedipus into Colonus.
The collection opens with Mahon's version of Sophocles' Theban plays, which fluidly conflates Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus.
When writing to William Sessions she said, "I suppose anyone who did not believe in the divinity of Christ would correctly say that Oedipus' words at Colonus and Christ's on the cross meant the same thing; but to the believer, Oedipus' words represent the known while Christ's represent the unknown and can only be a mystery" (HB 212).
He chose a quote out of Oedipus at Colonus, when the old king disappears mysteriously into the ground.
Benjamin's essay 'Possible Returns' compares Oedipus at Colonus with Heidegger's ontology and relates Dasein to the question of hospitality.
Taking his lead from The Gospel At Colonus, a musical version of the story of Oedipus, Heaton had begun work on The 8th back in 2010 with former Beautiful South songwriting partner Dave Rotheray, although much of that was scrapped and reworked by friend Johnny Lexus.
The full-scale chorus is utilized in productions such as Ariane Mnouchkine's Les Atrides and Lee Breuer's The Gospel ar Colonus, in which a fully realized version of a chorus replaces the ancient Greek one, revising it but maintaining "a collective sense of identity" as a part of "a rigourously non-realistic theatrical aesthetic" (63).
fumigatus Ochthoeca pulchella Colonia colonus U Legatus leucophaius F C Myiozetetes similis F Pitangus sulphuratus F Philohydor lictor R Conopias cinchoneti R Myiodynastes chrysocephalus M.