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Timotheus

(Encyclopedia) Timotheus tĭmō´thēəs [key], c.450–c.357 BC, Greek poet and musician of Miletus. An innovator in music, he added a string to the kithara. Fragments of his dithyrambs and…

Trinity Sunday

(Encyclopedia) Trinity Sunday, first Sunday after Pentecost , observed as a feast of the Trinity. It was an innovation in medieval England and spread through the Western Church in…

Hardy, Alexandre

(Encyclopedia) Hardy, Alexandre älĕksäN´drə ärdē´ [key], b. between 1569 and 1575, d. 1631 or 1632, French dramatist. His more than 600 plays are unexceptional, but he played a…

Huber, Robert

(Encyclopedia) Huber, Robert ho͞o´bər [key], 1937–, German biochemist. After receiving his doctorate at Munich Technical Univ., he worked both there and at the Max Planck Institute for…

Merrifield, Robert Bruce

(Encyclopedia) Merrifield, Robert Bruce, 1921–2006, American chemist, b. Fort Worth, Tex., Ph.D. Univ. of California at Los Angeles, 1949. As a researcher at the Rockefeller Institute…

Philoxenus

(Encyclopedia) Philoxenus fĭlŏk´sənəs [key], c.436–c.380 BC, Greek dithyrambic poet, b. Cythera. Having fallen out of grace with the emperor Dionysius, he was imprisoned in Syracuse.…

Archilochus

(Encyclopedia) Archilochus ärkĭl´əkəs [key], fl. c.700 or c.650 BC, Greek poet, b. Paros. As an innovator in the use and construction of the personal lyric, his language was intense…

Nonnus

(Encyclopedia) Nonnus nŏn´əs [key], fl. 5th cent.?, Greek poet, b. Panopolis, Egypt. His extant epic, Dionysiaca (in 48 books), a collection of legends about Dionysus, has…

Guido of Siena

(Encyclopedia) Guido of Siena sēĕn´ə [key], fl. 13th cent., Italian painter. All that is known of him is an inscription on a large and almost completely repainted Virgin and Child…

Weelkes, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Weelkes, Thomas, c.1575–1623, English composer. His four books of madrigals (1597–1600) mark Weelkes as one of the great English madrigalists. His music is remarkable for…