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Daphne

Daughter of a river-god, loved by Apollo. She fled from the amorous god, and escaped by being changed into a laurel, thenceforth the favourite tree of the sun-god. Nay, lady, sit. If I but …

Daphne Zuniga

Daphne Zuniga played the hapless Jo on Fox Television's prime-time soap opera Melrose Place from 1992 to 1996. Zuniga's career had started 10 years earlier (with a small part in The Dorm That Dripped …

Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo was the title star of a long-running Saturday-morning cartoon of the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond. A comically nervous Great Dane, Scooby spent each episode hunting ghosts with four human teen…

Sara Teasedale: Villa Serbelloni, Bellaggio

Villa Serbelloni, BellaggioThe fountain shivers lightly in the rain, The laurels drip, the fading roses fall, The marble satyr plays a mournful strain That leaves the rainy fragrance mus…

Daphnaida

An elegy on Douglas Howard, daughter and heiress of Lord Howard. (Spenser, 1591.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894DaphneDantesque A B C D E F G H I J…

Daphnis

A Sicilian shepherd who invented pastoral poetry. Daphnis. The lover of Chloe in the exquisite Greek pastoral romance of Longos, in the fourth century. Daphnis was the model of Allan Ramsa…

Wild Things

Director:John McNaughtonWriter:Stephen PetersDirector of Photography:Jeffrey L. KimballEditor:Elena MaganiniMusic:George S. ClintonProduction Designer:Edward T. McAvoyProducer:Steven A. Jones …

Bay

Supposed to be an antidote against lightning, because it was the tree of Apollo. Hence Tiberius and some other of the Roman emperors wore a wreath of bay as an amulet, especially in thunder…

2004 MacArthur Foundation Awards

The MacArthur Foundation awards monetary prizes each year in order to provide financial assistance for selected innovators.Angela Belcher, 37, nanotechnologist; Cambridge, Mass.Gretchen Berla…