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Milesians

(mĭlē`zhənz), in Irish mythology, the ancestors of the present inhabitants of Ireland. The last invaders of ancient Ireland, they were said to have dwelt in Spain before attacking Ireland, where they defeated the Tuatha De DanannTuatha De Danann
, in Irish mythology, invaders of ancient Ireland before the Milesians. They were endowed with great supernatural powers, which enabled them to defeat their predecessors, the Fomors. However, they were themselves defeated by the Milesians.
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Apudeius designed The Golden Ass as a Silenus box, and appropriately he included other box motifs that are central to the novel in a number of analogous ways: the inverted Silenus box that is used to tempt and entrance Psyche; the various ritual boxes and boxlike private places that are used, respectively, to contain and enact the secrets of the Isiac rite in book eleven; and, most inclusively, the box-within-box or tale-within-a-tale narrative structure of the Milesian stories.
Following discussion of Fatal Revenge (1807), The Wild Irish Boy (1808), The Milesian Chief (1812), Women; or pour et contre (1818), Melmoth the Wanderer (1820), she turns to Maturin's sixth and final novel, The Albigenses (1824).
Retum, return, Clan Milly: forget me not, O Milesian.
There is also, arguably, a response, in The Macdermots to Lady Morgan's Wild Irish Girl 'in focusing on a now-diminished Irish family of noble line: Morgan's Milesian Prince of Inishmore is palely echoed in Trollope's Larry Macdermot, a true Milesian, descendant of a Connaught Prince.
And of course, we cannot disregard Anaximander, one of the great Milesian monists, who had ushered apeiron into the lexicon of Greek philosophy by his bold conviction that apeiron is the real arche out of which all things have their beginning and into which they all in turn perish--with the implication, similar to that of the atomists', that apeiron is not a deficiency needing to be defeated, but, quite the contrary, the wholeness which comprises all the opposites (Sweeney 1992:544).
40 1 MAJY D'AUTEUIL (FR) (R Johnson) 5-1 2 Denny Mac (IRE) (14-1) 3 Roussea (10-1) 9 ran Milesian King 3-1F 41/2, 4.
MA, with Tom on tenor sax, Ross Stanley on keyboards and Dave Smith on percussion, mix elements from Milesian fusion, free and more straight-ahead jazz into a seething brew of sound in which texture is at least as important as rhythm or groove.
Recent scholarship has argued that Heraclitus' ever-living fire must be not understood as a generic Milesian arche, and that the material monism of Heraclitus doesn't refer to any single primary cosmogonic material or substance.
It's the freshness of the sounds, snippets and contrasts that make an impression first, but hidden in there are some strong solos too, and a sunny, earthy rhythm that takes in tango and Cuban beats as well as the inevitable Milesian overtones.
Amergin, Ireland's first Druid, was a Milesian warrior and poet.
The pseudonym Thrasibule Phenice can perhaps be understood in a number of ways: Thrasybulus was the name of both a clever Milesian tyrant, cited by Herodotus, and an Athenian naval commander who shared in the democratic victories over the Four Hundred and the Thirty Tyrants.
Mor delves into Celtic legend to retell the story of the Milesian invasion of the island of Innisfail, now known as Ireland.