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 (skī′rəs, skē′rôs)
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(Placename) a variant spelling of Skyros
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or Sky•ros

(ˈskaɪ rɒs, -roʊs; Gk. ˈski rɔs)
a Greek island in the W Aegean: the largest island of the Northern Sporades. 81 sq. mi. (210 sq. km).
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"'I have heard nothing,' I answered, 'of Peleus, but I can tell you all about your son Neoptolemus, for I took him in my own ship from Scyros with the Achaeans.
Patroclus lay on the other side of the room, and with him fair Iphis whom Achilles had given him when he took Scyros the city of Enyeus.
'Goodly Bull, come, Hero Dionysus, To Elaeans' shrine, a pure shrine, pounding Oxhoof graced, Goodly Bull, O Goodly Bull,' so to herself hummed exiled Pyrrha Pent in sorry school in ugly Scyros ...
Phyllis of Scyros. Edited and Translated by Nicolas J.
A centaur was provided for the pastoral comedy Scyros at Trinity in 1612-13." (43) Precedent for the use of special props just a year before Albumazar's premiere is a good indication that were a perspicill prop needed for the production of the play, it could have been provided.
It contains ten scenes regarding Achilles's childhood, with the central theme of his discovery by Odysseus on the island of Scyros. The legend says that Thetis, being aware that Achilles was to be killed in Troy, had disguised him as a girl, so that he could not be recognized.
(32) He starts out wasting time by hiding away on Scyros in woman's clothing to avoid going to Troy at all (1.8.13-16).
3,25,6 the identity of the phoenix is verified by comparing it to a ?????, which could be either a text or a painting, and at 6,1,3, Clitophon, dressed in woman's clothing, is likened to a [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] of Achilles on Scyros. See further Harlan 1965 and Garson 1978.
(38.) Bejouai presents them in this order: the southwest cluster includes the islands of Scyros and Cyprus with the Cypriot city of Idalium; the southeast cluster (partly destroyed) puts Cnidos with two lost companion "islands"; the northeast cluster shows Rhodes, Cytherae and the Cypriot city of Paphos; the northwest cluster has the island of Lemnos, the city of Eryx, and a missing third; while the central cluster depicts the island of Naxos and the cities of Egusa (on Sicily) and Cnossos (on Crete).
In "Un Aquiles barroco: la materia mitologica en El monstruo de los jardines de Calderon de la Barca," Monica Maria Martinez Sariego focuses on the episode of Achilles' cross-dressing on Scyros, tracing various versions of the myth from antiquity to the Renaissance, then showing how the dramatist drew from his sources to integrate mythological material into the play.