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 (tîr′ē-əs, tîr′yo͞os′)
n. Greek Mythology
A king of Thrace who raped Philomela and who was changed into a hoopoe.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a prince of Thrace, who raped Philomela, sister of his wife Procne, and was punished by being turned into a hoopoe
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(ˈtɪər i əs, ˈtɪər yus)

(in Greek myth) a Thracian prince, the husband of Procne. Compare Philomela.
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Another similar instance is the 'voice of the shuttle' in the Tereus of Sophocles.
(61) The link between cannibalism and revenge is found in Seneca's Thyestes and in the story of Philomela and Procne's revenge against Tereus in Ovid's Metamorphoses.
The following image of noble manhood is even further removed from that of Tarquinius as Tereus surpasses all the men in the legends as one of darkest images of manhood.
(3) Examples include Minos, Phineus, Paris, Tereus, and Agamemnon.
9: 15, that other versions have Procne changed into a swallow, Philomela into a nightingale and Tereus into a hawk.
Marcus Andronicus refers to the story of Philomela, noting that "she but lost her tongue", while Lavinia found a "craftier Tereus" who "cut these pretty fingers off, / That could have better sewed than Philomel" (II.3.
Leave out the death of Itylus, Procne and Tereus' son, whom the sisters dismember, boil, and serve to Tereus for punishment, Philomela tossing the boy's bloody head-stump at his father.
Studies on the properties of cellulose enzyme from Aspergillus niger tereus GN1.Biotechnol.
Philomela is abused by Tereus but has her tongue cut out so she cannot tell.
Unlike Philomela and Procne, who enact their own vengeance against Tereus, Lucretia adheres, as best that she still can, to the gender dynamics of Roman patriarchy: she enacts violence on her own body, but leaves public vengeance to those men who witness her suicide.
1592-98) thus uses at least three different kinds of sources as it provides a sequence of actions, entrances, and exits for a variety of otherwise unrelated characters and old-fashioned types as Henry VI, the poet and pageant maker John Lydgate, King Gorboduc and his sons Ferrex and Porrex, foreigners like Sardanapas and Arbactas, the classical and mythological Tereus and Philomela, and three of the seven deadly sins.
One may recall that even deprived of her tongue a determined Philomela was able to narrate the tale of Tereus's vile act.