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  • His story was the subject of an old epic and of several tragedies, but none of these has been preserved.
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  • He wrote tragedies also, which Virgil (Ed.
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  • Next came the New England Tragedies (1868) and The Divine Tragedy (1871), which found no large public. In 1868-1869 the poet visited Europe, and was everywhere received with the greatest honour.
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  • In the tragedies of the period it seems clear that Elisha's interest in both Jehu and the Syrian Hazael (2 Kings viii.
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  • But in his plays, as in the early tragedies generally, the dramatic element was subordinate to the lyric element as represented by the chorus and the dance.
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  • His other dramatic works are classical tragedies on the subjects of Antigone, Cleopatra, and Agrippina.
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  • His history has supplied the materials for tragedies to B.
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  • The pathos of such tragedies as the death of Gunnar and Hoskuld and the burning is interrupted by the humour of the Althing scenes and the intellectual interest of the legal proceedings.
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  • The poet Dr Laza Kostich made excellent translations from Shakespeare (King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, King Richard III.), and gave the Servian stage two of its best tragedies: Maxim Tsrnoyevich and Petar Segedinats; also the comedy Gordana.
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  • The bloody tragedies which disfigured the end of his reign bear sad witness to this; they were a fit prelude to that period during the course of which, as Gregory of Tours said, barbarism was let loose.
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  • Of the exceedingly numerous writings relative to Corneille we may mention the Recueil de dissertations'sur plusieurs tragedies de Corneille et de Racine of the abbe Granet (Paris, 1740), the criticisms already alluded to of Voltaire, La Harpe and Palissot, the well-known work of Guizot, first published as Vie de Corneille in 1813 and revised as Corneille et son temps in 1852, and the essays, repeated in his Portraits litte'raires, in Port-Royal, and in the Nouveaux Lundis of Sainte-Beuve.
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  • Although he used to be a bubbly person, recent tragedies in his life have caused him to turn pessimistic.
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  • One may notice that the first Ptolemy himself made a contribution of some value to historical literature in his account of Alexander's campaigns; the fourth Ptolemy not only instituted a cult of Homer but himself published tragedies; and even Ptolemy Euergetes II.
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  • After his removal to the Piombi at Venice in February 1821, he composed several Cantiche and the tragedies Ester d'Engaddi and Iginia d'Asti.
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  • His writings are defective in virility and breadth of thought, and his tragedies display neither the insight into character nor the constructive power of a great dramatist.
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  • Originally intended for the profession of a painter, he preferred writing tragedies until attracted to science by the influence of Nicolas de Lacaille.
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  • Danae formed the subject of tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Livius Andronicus and Naevius.
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  • Sophocles and Euripides (and in modern times Corneille) made the story the subject of tragedies, and its incidents were represented in numerous ancient works of art.
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  • Beldiman copied a number of ancient chronicles, wrote a satire on the Greeks, and translated and adapted a number of French tragedies and dramas, in verse and prose.
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  • Four years afterwards he made his first appearance as an author with an elegy called Fame's Memorial, or the Earl of Devonshire deceased, and dedicated to the widow of the earl (Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy, "coronized," to use Ford's expression, by King James in 1603 for his services in Ireland) - a lady who would have been no unfitting heroine for one of his own tragedies of lawless passion, the famous Penelope, formerly Lady Rich.
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  • Hers was one of the most touching tragedies of the Revolution; she perished because she was the sister of the king.
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  • The fortunes of Agamemnon have formed the subject of numerous tragedies, ancient and modern, the most famous being the Oresteia of Aeschylus.
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  • Artavasdes, king of Armenia (54?-34 B.C.) composed Greek tragedies and histories (Plut.
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  • Moreover, southern Italy and Sicily afforded many opportunities for witnessing representations of Greek comedies and tragedies.
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  • It contains also an account of the metres used by Boetius in the Consolatio, and a list of the passages which he has borrowed from the tragedies of Seneca.
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  • 12) were numerous both in prose and in verse: besides the /1XXot, he is said to have written epic poems, tragedies, comedies and satyric dramas.
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  • Medea is the heroine of extant tragedies of Euripides and Seneca; those of Aeschylus and Ennius (adapted from Euripides) are lost.
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  • He put before him a scheme, which he cannot be said to have carried far, that of illustrating "the making of England" by a series of great historical tragedies.
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  • The story of Athaliah forms the subject of one of Racine's best tragedies.
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  • The general results of the last fifty years of the first period (130 to 80) may be thus summed up. In poetry we have the satires of Lucilius, the tragedies of Accius and of a few successors among the Roman aristocracy, who thus exemplified the affinity of the Roman stage to Roman oratory; various annalistic poems intended to serve as continuations of the great poem of Ennius; minor poems of an epigrammatic and erotic character, unimportant anticipations of the Alexandrian tendency operative in the following period; works of criticism in trochaic tetrameters by Porcius Licinus and others, forming part of the critical and grammatical movement which almost from the first accompanied the creative movement in Latin literature, and which may be regarded as rude precursors of the didactic epistles that Horace devoted to literary criticism.
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  • The imitative and rhetorical tastes of Rome showed themselves in the composition of exotic tragedies, as remote in spirit and character from Greek as from Roman life, of which the only extant specimens are those attributed to the younger Seneca.
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  • But it is not in the Silvae, nor in the epics and tragedies of the time, nor in the cultivated criticism of Quintilian that the age of Domitian lives for us.
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  • Some: light is thrown upon the lost plays by Dio Chrysostom, who in one of his discourses (52) describes his reading of the three tragedies, and in another (59) gives a prose version of the opening of the Philoctetes of Euripides.
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  • As a dramatist Korner was remarkably prolific, but his comedies hardly touch the level of Kotzebue's and his tragedies, of which the best is Zriny (1814), are rhetorical imitations of Schiller's.
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  • Nicolaus also wrote comedies and tragedies, paraphrased and wrote commentaries on parts of Aristotle, and was himself the author of philosophical treatises.
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  • During his enforced retirement he composed tragedies, which were put on the stage during the reign of Claudius.
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  • Quintilian asserts that he was far superior to any writer of tragedies he had known, and Tacitus expresses a high opinion of his literary abilities.
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  • He continued to write tragedies till the age of eighty, when he exhibited a play in the same year as Accius, who was then thirty years of age.
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  • Cassius is credited with satires, elegies, epigrams and tragedies.
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  • The authors he recommends include " Aesop " and Sallust, the tragedies of Seneca and the epic poets, especially Virgil, whom he interprets in an allegorical sense.
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  • The Latin poets to be studied include Virgil, Lucan, Statius, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and (with certain limitations) Horace, Juvenal and Persius, as well as Plautus, Terence and the tragedies of Seneca; the prose authors recommended are Cicero, Livy and Sallust.
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  • In 1813 he published Ensayos podticos, and between that date and his first exile several of his tragedies (the most notable being Alatar, 1814, and Lanuza, 1822) were put upon the stage.
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  • His tragedies are perhaps less known now than his Fables (1813, 1815 and 1826), which are written in very graceful verse.
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  • His eldest son, Emilien Lucien (1787-1863), wrote several tragedies, the leading roles in which were interpreted by Talma.
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  • Reference is there made to Philostratus as the son of Verus, a rhetorician in Nero's time, who wrote tragedies, comedies and treatises.
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  • In 1690 Giovanni Francesco Savaro published a play La Maria Stuarda, and since then the story of the Queen of Scots has been the subject of numerous poems and dramas, of which the most celebrated are Schiller's Maria Stuart, and three tragedies by A.
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  • German novels also exist on the subject, by Franz Horn, Oeklers, Laun and Schucking, tragedies by Klinemann, Haushofer and Zedlitz.
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  • Af ter the death of Holberg, the affectation of Gallicism had reappeared in Denmark; and the tragedies of Voltaire, with their stilted rhetoric, were the most popular dramas of the day.
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  • In plays by contemporary authors she created the characters of Judith and Cleopatra in the tragedies of Madame de Girardin, but perhaps her most successful appearance was in 1849 in Scribe and Legouve's Adrienne Lecouvreur, which was written for her.
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  • Never was marriage so fruitful in tragedies as the wedding of Lord Hamilton and the princess Mary.
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  • From this wedding, disturbed by quarrels over the queen's jewels and dowry, was to result the union of the crowns on the head of Margaret's great-grandson, James VI., after a century of tragedies and turmoil.
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  • She foiled the attempts of the English ambassador to make her ratify the treaty of Edinburgh, and, while Lethington, no worse a prophet than Knox, predicted " strange tragedies," Mary came home.
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  • 323), were represented in ancient works of art, while Andromache herself is the subject of tragedies by Euripides and Racine.
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  • He translated the Alcestis of Euripides and three of the plays of Sophocles; and wrote two original tragedies, Jephte and Christo in Passione.
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  • And as though it were foreordained that no element of horror should be wanting from the history of the crusades, in 1212 there took place one of the most ghastly tragedies that has ever happened in the world - the Crusade of the Children.
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  • Though essentially a soldier, he took considerable interest in literature, wrote epic poems, tragedies and annals, and translated plays of Sophocles.
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  • The retreat, with all its confusion, its mistakes and its tragedies, remains an astonishing achievement.
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  • Tragedies in the style of Seneca, rivalling Italian and French dramas of the epoch, were produced.
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  • From the mention in the letters of towns (Phintia, Alaesa and Tauromenium) which did not exist in the time of Phalaris, from the imitations of authors (Herodotus, Democritus, Euripides, Callimachus) who wrote long after he was dead, from the reference to tragedies, though tragedy was not yet invented in the lifetime of Phalaris, from the dialect, which is not Dorian but Attic, nay, New or Late Attic, as well as from absurdities in the matter, and the entire absence of any reference to them by any writer before Stobaeus (c. A.D.
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  • spoke good Greek, and Greek tragedies were staged at his court (Plut.
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  • Finally, the bucolic poet Quita produced the tragedies Segunda Castro, Hermione and two others, but these imitations from the French, for all the taste they show, were stillborn, and in the absence of court patronage, which was exclusively bestowed on the Lisbon opera, then the best equipped in Europe, Portugal remained without a drama of its own.
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  • He is the subject of tragedies by Ben Jonson and P. Crebillon, and of the Rome sauvee of Voltaire.
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  • His lyrics and his pastoral of Granida are strongly marked by the influence of Tasso and Sannazaro; his later tragedies belong more exactly to the familiar tone of his native country.
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  • The fate of Pentheus was the subject of lost tragedies by Thespis and Pacuvius.
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  • He lived in Windsor with his merry wives, writing tragedies, comedies and errors, all in Islamic pentameter.
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  • The tragedies of the past have left a deep and profoundly regrettable legacy of suffering.
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  • tragedy, could the filling of that gap avert the greatest tragedies ever to face humankind?
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  • tragedyreport is published to help prevent further tragedies, not to blame.
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  • tragedynvestigations involve secrets, scandals and supernatural happenings; forgotten tragedies and buried crimes.
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  • tragedymer Rating: Review Summary: Macbeth does murder sleep - finish it tonight Review: One of the great Shakespearian tragedies.
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  • The fortunes of Merope have furnished the subject of tragedies by Euripides (Cresphontes, not extant), Voltaire, Maffei and Matthew Arnold.
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  • Neither the Petimetra nor the Lucrecia (1763), an original tragedy still more strictly in accordance with French conventions, was represented on the stage, and two subsequent tragedies, Hormesinda (1770) and Guzman el Bueno (1777), were played with no great success.
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  • Niccolini blasted tyranny in his tragedies, the novelist Guerrazzi re-evoked the memories of the last struggle for Florentine freedom in LAssedio di Firenze, and Verdis operas bristled with political double entendres which escaped the censor but were understood and applauded by the audience.
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  • The titles of his tragedies - Achilles, Aegisthus, Equus Trojanus, Hermione, Tereus - are all suggestive of subjects which were treated by the later tragic poets of Rome.
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  • In addition to the two tragedies of Sophocles, the legend formed the subject of a trilogy by Aeschylus, of which only the Seven against Thebes is extant; of the Phoenissae of Euripides; and of the Oedipus and Phoenissae of Seneca.
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  • She is the heroine of two plays of Euripides, and of many other tragedies which have been lost (see also Pindar, Pythia xi.
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  • Now occurred the first of those ugly domestic tragedies for which the house of Borgia remained famous.
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  • Like Livius, Naevius professed to adapt Greek tragedies and comedies to the Roman stage.
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  • The list of his works includes hymns and national songs - among others, the famous Chant du depart; odes, Sur la mort de Mirabeau, Sur l'oligarchie de Robespierre, &c.; tragedies which never reached the stage, Brutus et Cassius, Philippe deux, Tibere; translations from Sophocles and Lessing, from Gray and Horace, from Tacitus and Aristotle; with elegies, dithyrambics and Ossianic rhapsodies.
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  • He adapted both tragedies and comedies from the Greek, but the bent of his genius, the tastes of his audience, and the condition of the language developed through the active intercourse and business of life, gave a greater impulse to comedy than to tragedy.
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  • We have the testimony of two men of shrewd common sense and masculine understanding - Martial and Juvenal - to the stale and lifeless character of the art of the Silver Age, which sought to reproduce in the form of epics, tragedies and elegies the bright fancies of the Greek mythology.
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  • These brief allusions were elaborated by the "cyclic" poets, and the adventures of Philoctetes formed the subject of tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.
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  • Of the Aeschylean and Euripidean tragedies only a few fragments remain; of the two by Sophocles, one is extant, the other, dealing with the fortunes of Philoctetes before Troy, is lost.
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  • He is best known as a scholar by his notes on Martial, Ausonius, the Pervigilium Veneris; editions of the poems of Scaliger (Leiden, 1615), of the De re militari of Vegetius Renatus, the tragedies of Seneca (P. Scriverii collectanea veterum tragicorum, 1621), &c. His Opera anecdota, philologica, et poetica (Utrecht, 1738) were edited by A.
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  • But, whatever his crime may have been, the punishment stands out even among the tragedies of Greek legend as marked by its horror - particularly so as it comes to us in Virgil (Aeneid, ii.
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  • One sympathizes with their loves and hatreds, laughs over their comedies, and weeps over their tragedies.
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  • Seneca 's blood-stained tragedies reworked Greek myths, arguing for a return to stoic values.
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  • If so, could the filling of that gap avert the greatest tragedies ever to face humankind?
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  • This report is published to help prevent further tragedies, not to blame.
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  • Her investigations involve secrets, scandals and supernatural happenings; forgotten tragedies and buried crimes.
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  • Customer Rating: Review Summary: Macbeth does murder sleep - finish it tonight Review: One of the great Shakespearian tragedies.
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  • Of all the tragedies that could accompany a divorce, a child's loss of innocence, security and long-term parental care are among the worst.
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  • Whether it's a celebrity who is murdered or a star who commits the crime, news of these tragedies is always shocking to fans.
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  • With tragedies like those at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech University, the issues surrounding video game violence and children have been thrust to the forefront.
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  • Many of them experienced difficult lives, especially those who lived through wars, depression, death of loved ones, and personal tragedies.
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  • Consider how she may go on in life to inspire others who have suffered personal tragedies and eventually use her compassion and inspirational words to talk a suicidal man off the ledge of a high-rise.
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  • In response to these tragedies, MECA has teamed up with New Horizons, otherwise known as Afaq Jadeeda, to create the program "Let the Children Play and Heal."
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  • It doesn't matter how many tragedies have happened to Brooke.
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  • A soap opera focuses on the lives, loves, tragedies, comedies and relationships of the central families.
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  • For more than five decades the loves, losses, successes and tragedies of the Hughes family have kept viewers turning in.
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  • Their tangled relationships, marriages, personal and professional triumphs and tragedies tie them together.
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  • The telenovela Rosalinda reflects a common theme in the tragedies and triumphs that befall the innocent Rosalinda.
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  • Lily dealt with many tragedies in her young life from her mother's death to her foster brother's deafness, but the loss of her innocence to Kevin dealt her self-esteem a tragic blow.
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  • As of May 2007, more than 1,400 quilts have been designed and donated to charities or to individuals who have faced tragedies.
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  • The history of the company is particularly intriguing, complete with tales of rags to riches for the founder and tragedies that changed the leadership of the company in the blink of an eye.
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  • In 2006, The Smoking Gun published an internal ABC memo that was distributed to affiliate executives detailing particular tragedies or infirmities the show's producers were seeking.
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  • Part of the theme of Sorrells' season of The Biggest Loser was dealing with tragedies that led contestants to overeating.
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  • Besides their inherent beauty, it is their inherent legacy of heroism and brotherhood of selfless assistance during the worst of tragedies that make them desirable to feel a part of and to own.
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  • Some of his finest tragedies were written for her, but her repertoire was not confined to them, and many an indifferent play - like Thomas Corneille's Ariane and Comte d'Essex - owed its success to "her natural manner of acting, and her pathetic rendering of the hapless heroine."
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  • The verse shows great facility of metrical composition, but a considerable portion of it is transferred from the tragedies of Seneca.
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  • Even Iranian kings in the last century B.C. found pleasure in composing, or listening to, Greek tragedies, and Herod the Great kept Greek men of letters beside him and had spasmodic ambitions to make his mark as an orator or author (Nicol.
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  • But there was no end to the Vatican tragedies, and in July the duke of Bisceglie, whose existence was no longer advantageous, was murdered by Cesare's orders; this left Lucrezia free to contract another marriage.
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  • Among the titles of his tragedies are Aegisthus, Lycurgus, Andromache or Hector Proficiscens, Equus Trojanus, the last named being performed at the opening of Pompey's theatre (55).
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  • Aeschylus and Sophocles wrote tragedies upon it; Ovid has described it at length in his Metamorphoses.
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  • A less prolific but more classical writer appeared in Charles Obernyik, whose George Brankovics is, next to Katona's Bank Bdn, one of the best historical tragedies in the language.
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  • It is at first sight remarkable that Voltaire, whose comic power was undoubtedly far in excess of his tragic, should have written many tragedies of no small excellence in their way, but only one fair second-class comedy, Nanine.
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  • His tragedies, on the other hand, are works of extraordinary merit in their own way.
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  • Philoctetes was also the subject of tragedies by Achaeus of Eretria, Euphorion of Chalcis and the Roman tragedian Accius.
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  • He published in 1810 a translation of the Parthenais of the Danish poet Baggesen, with a preface on the various kinds of poetry; in 1823 translations of two tragedies of Manzoni, with a preface "Sur la the orie de l'art dramatique"; and in 1824-1825 his translation of the popular songs of modern Greece, with a "Discours preliminaire" on popular poetry.
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  • When he entered upon this office he intended to have prelected upon the tragedies of Sophocles; but he altered his intention and made choice of Aristotle's rhetoric. His lectures on this subject, having been lent to a friend who never returned them, are irrecoverably lost.
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  • the first folio of Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies, On the field of battle he was as energetic in attack as he was followed in 1902 and 1904 by supplementary volumes giving constant in defence, and his personal influence over the men details of extant copies, and in 1906 by a complete edition of Shakespeare's Works.
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  • Edouard Smits (1789-1852) showed romantic tendencies in his tragedies of Marie de Bourgogne (1823), Elfrida (1825), and Jeanne de Flandre (1828).
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  • His own compositions, however, chiefly consisted of tragedies (Suidas gives the titles of twenty, of which very few fragments have been preserved), which secured him a place in the Pleiad of Alexandrian tragedians.
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  • A few well-turned lines which have been preserved from Lycophron's tragedies show a much better style; they are said to have been much admired by Menedemus of Eretria, although the poet had ridiculed him in a satyric drama.
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  • The story formed the subject of lost tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and other Greek and Latin dramatists.
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  • The titles of about twenty-five of his tragedies are known to us, and a considerable number of fragments, varying in length from a few words to about fifteen lines, have been preserved.
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  • These tragedies were for the most part adaptations and, in some cases, translations from Euripides.
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  • In these remains of the tragedies of Ennius we can trace indications of strong sympathy with the nobler and bolder elements of character, of vivid realization of impassioned situations, and of sagacious observation of life.
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