Autolycus


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Autolycus

(ôtŏl`ĭkəs), fl. 4th cent. B.C., astronomer and mathematician of Pitane in Aeolis. Of his two extant works, that on the revolving sphere is said to be the oldest completely preserved Greek treatise on a mathematical subject. The other deals with the apparent rising and setting of the fixed stars.

Autolycus,

in Greek mythology, the son of Hermes, from whom he received special powers in thieving and trickery. According to one legend Autolycus stole from Sisyphus, who revenged himself by seducing Autolycus' daughter Anticlea, who was Odysseus' mother.

Autolycus

craftiest of thieves; stole neighbors’ flocks by changing marks. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 192]
See: Cunning

Autolycus

master robber. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 96]
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The cast of "Hercules" includes Dwayne Johnson as the protagonist, Irina Shayk as Megara, John Hurt as Cotys, Rufus Sewell as Autolycus, Joe Anderson as Phineus, Ingrid Bolso Berdal as Atlanta, Rebecca Ferguson as Ergenia, Peter Mullan as Sitacles, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus and Aksel Hennie as Tydeus.
Slightly less speculative, however, is a second tier of proposed parts: the First Clown or gravedigger in Hamlet (singing role), both Tnersites and Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida (the latter a singing role), Pompey in Measure for Measure, the Clown in Othello, the Porter in Macbeth, the Clown in Antony and Cleopatra, and Autolycus in The Winter's Tale (singing role).
In one scene, Autolycus, a villain, talks about a ballad that includes the lyrics, "It was thought she was a woman, and was turned into a cold fish.
When Homer tells the story of Odysseus's scar, the scene with the maternal grandfather, Autolycus, in Parnassus moves into center stage and all else is for-gotten.
It is the restoration of faith in grace and in personal bonds that I explore in this essay, focusing not on Leontes but instead on the rogue character Autolycus whose action is central to reuniting the kingdoms.
In an urban street men could, and did, turn to the nearest wall; the country equivalent was the hedge, on which Autolycus looks (The Winter's Tale, 4.
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Solon's poetic self-portrait sets the stage for Socrates' ironic reference to Autolycus, who is said to be "better than anyone at lying and stealing.
For example, in an apology for Christianity addressed to his friend Autolycus, Theophilus of Antioch (d.
The mechanicals, led by the marvelously hairy and round-bellied Ray Porter as Bottom, were hippies in workmen's hand-me-downs who drove onstage in the same star-splattered VW Bus that Porter as Autolycus had used in OSF's 2006 Winter's Tale.
As cheeky conman Autolycus, Johnny Kennedy was alternatively a scene stealer and yet sometimes too OTT, but it was clear his knowhow encouraged the less experienced cast members.
As it happened, the rest of the afternoon was a joy; and one in which the Autolycus in me (as a 'snapper-up of unconsidered trifles') took away a wonderful new idea which has worked with classes ever since.