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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.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Sicilian shepherd, the son of Hermes and a nymph, who was regarded as the inventor of pastoral poetry
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(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.
Pan, Daphnis, Atlas, Pandora, and Epimetheus each measure between eight and 116 kilometers (five to 72 miles) in diameter.
Among their topics are Daphnis transformed: Aphra Behn's politics of translation, local engagements with Ancient Greek vases in Ottoman and revolutionary Greece 1800-33, high culture in low company: the reception of ancient "homosexuality" in the pornographic The Sins of the Cities of the Plain, the Caribbean Socrates: Pedro Henriquez Ure[+ or -]a and the Mexican Ateneo de la Juventud, classics down the mineshaft: a buried history, and the costly fabric of conservatism: classical references in contemporary public culture.
0121 472 0199 Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe Day breaks over an ancient Greek paradise and in Ravel's sumptuous ballet you can hear every drop of dew, every flurry of birdsong, and every ray of glittering sunlight.
That bunch of "moonlets" includes (http://www.ibtimes.com/6-amazing-nasa-cassini-images-illuminate-saturn-its-moons-2549063) Daphnis , which orbits so close to its host planet that it barrels through the material of the A ring as it works its way around.
All early modern translations and editions of Longus contain a gap from 1,13,2 to 1,17,4, from the scene where Daphnis takes a bath and thereby incites Chloe's love and sexuality to the passage where she gives him her first kiss.
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.