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Petronius

(Encyclopedia) Petronius pĭtrō´nēəs [key], d. c.AD 66, Roman satirist, known as Petronius Arbiter because of his now generally accepted identity with Gaius Petronius, to whom Tacitus…

Cavedone, Giacomo

(Encyclopedia) Cavedone, Giacomo jä´kōmō kävādô´nā [key], 1577–1660, Italian painter, of the Bolognese school. He assisted Guido Reni in Rome, but his reputation as a master of color…

Latin literature

(Encyclopedia) Latin literature, the literature of ancient Rome and of that written in Latin in later eras. Very little remains of the ritualistic songs and the native poetry of…

Amanirenas Biography

Amanirenasqueen of CushBorn: late first century B.C. Amanirenas presided over the kingdom of Meroë, the capital of the Cushite dynasty, in northeast Africa. When Roman emperor Augustus levied…

Rulers of the Roman Empire

(Encyclopedia) Rulers of the Roman Empire(including dates of reign)Augustus, grandnephew of Julius Caesar, 27 B.C.–A.D. 14Tiberius, stepson of Augustus, A.D. 14–A.D. 37Caligula, grandnephew of…

novel

(Encyclopedia) novel, in modern literary usage, a sustained work of prose fiction a volume or more in length. It is distinguished from the short story and the fictional sketch,…

The Waste Land

T. S. EliotAbstractNam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum illi pueri dicerent: Sibylla ti theleis; respondebat illa: apothanein thelo.[I have seen with…

Brewer's: Chip

or Chips. A carpenter is known by his chips. A man is known to be a carpenter by the chips in his workshop, so the profession or taste of other men may be known by their manners or mode…

Brewer's: Cow's Tail

“Always behind, like a cow's tail.” “Tanquam coda vituli.” ( Petronius.) The cow knows not the worth of her tail till she loses it, and is troubled with flies, which her tail brushed off…