Vertumnus


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Vertumnus

(vɜːˈtʌmnəs) or

Vortumnus

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) a Roman god of gardens, orchards, and seasonal change
[from Latin, from vertere to turn, change]
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Thus saying, from her Husbands hand her hand Soft she withdrew, and like a Wood-Nymph light OREAD or DRYAD, or of DELIA's Traine, Betook her to the Groves, but DELIA's self In gate surpass'd and Goddess-like deport, Though not as shee with Bow and Quiver armd, But with such Gardning Tools as Are yet rude, Guiltless of fire had formd, or Angels brought, To PALES, or POMONA, thus adornd, Likest she seemd, POMONA when she fled VERTUMNUS, or to CERES in her Prime, Yet Virgin of PROSERPINA from JOVE.
One plant had wreathed itself round a statue of Vertumnus, which was thus quite veiled and shrouded in a drapery of hanging foliage, so happily arranged that it might have served a sculptor for a study.
I pay close attention to the reference to Vertumnus, god of seasons, and Ovid's story of this shape-shifting god and the human woman he strenuously woos, Pomona.
Cramer, 1779)) X Parides vertumnus pyrophanus (Zikan, 1937) X Protesilaus aguiari (R.
VERTUMNUS, who had not made the frame in 11 previous starts, came good for young Jack Duern, who produced the 25-1 shot with a nicely judged late effort to beat favourite Attrition by half a length in the 6f apprentices' handicap.
Significantly, the author has chosen as symbol of his work Vertumnus, a native Roman deity who presided over change and mutability, instead of the canonical Proteus.
Vertumnus, el retrato del emperador habsburgo Rodolfo II (1590/1), representa al monarca en forma del dios romano de la vegetacion y transformacion, compuesto enteramente de frutas, vegetales y hojas.
Another amusing scene features Jameson Tabor as Vertumnus, a light-footed sprite hopelessly in love with the stolid wood nymph Pomona (Zoe Proval in bright green rubber boots and gardening gloves).
Comedie" Alba, Matthew Gwynne's Latin "Comoedia faceta" (witty Comedy) Vertumnus, and Samuel Daniel's "english playe .
Arcimboldi's Vertumnus, on this month's cover, was the most famous work of art in Rudolph's Prague.
Apart from Zelenka, it has recently presented several pieces by the forgotten composer of Baroque Bohemia, Mauritius Vogt--his Loretan litany and the cycle of arias Vertumnus Vanitatis on the theme of the vanities of this world.
Some of Arcimboldo's most famous works belong to these sunset years, including the famous portrait of Rudolf as Vertumnus, the Roman god of the seasons (c.