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n. Greek Mythology
A Sicilian shepherd and son of Hermes who was famed as a musician and reputed to be the inventor of pastoral poetry.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Sicilian shepherd, the son of Hermes and a nymph, who was regarded as the inventor of pastoral poetry


(ˈdæf nɪs)

a legendary shepherd of ancient Sicily, said to have been the originator of pastoral poetry.
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I wish I could have been present unseen in that enchanted garden while you wandered hand in hand, like Daphnis and Chloe, amid the flowers.
To me it seemed absolutely Arcadian, and I thought of Daphnis and Chloe and the early world.
I met them one day in a back street: you know Ladislaw's look--a sort of Daphnis in coat and waistcoat; and this little old maid reaching up to his arm--they looked like a couple dropped out of a romantic comedy.
The 27 papers consider such topics as Babylonian stories and the ancient novel: Magi and the limits of empire in Iamblichus' Babyloniaka, springs as a civilizing mechanism in Daphnis and Chloe, new evidence for dating the discovery at Tra*of the Petronian Cena Trimalchionis, rethinking landscape in ancient fiction: mountains in Apuleius and Jerome, and why Habrocomes does not run away from Aegialeus and his mummified wife: horror and the ancient novel.
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Dancer Daphnis Kokkinos will take us on an expressive, reflective journey through Japan, India, Greece, France, South America and most importantly, life.
The Rouget runners who have resumed have performed well, with Taareef and Zelzal dominating a Group 2 at Chantilly this month and Neguev a close-up third in the Group 3 Prix Daphnis at Maisons-Laffitte yesterday.
Including Daphnis Kokkinos (Pina Bausch Tanztheater), Jamie Wood (Clown), Autour Du Mime and Adam Meggido, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
IT was a privilege to be at St David's Hall in Cardiff on Thursday night, when the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales acquitted themselves with considerable distinction in a programme which included Ravel's mighty Daphnis and Chloe, a daunting challenge for both orchestra and chorus alike.
029 2039 1391 MUSIC Daphnis et Chloe The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and chorus depict love and loss in ancient Greece through Ravel's score for the ballet Daphnis et Chloe, commissioned by Serge Diaghilev.
Although he has been plying his trade in handicaps this season the four-year-old does already boast a victory at this level to his name after landing the Prix Daphnis at Chantilly last June.
2, and his production of Daphnis et Chloe was in the works long before he was even in the running for the coveted director gig, but this was the perfect opportunity for ballet fans and critics alike to train their eyes on the director-to-be.