Sophonisba


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Sophonisba

(sōfənĭz`bə), fl. 3d cent. B.C., Carthaginian noblewoman, daughter of HasdrubalHasdrubal,
d. 207 B.C., Carthaginian general; son of Hamilcar Barca. During the Second Punic War (see Punic Wars), his brother Hannibal, on leaving for Italy, made Hasdrubal commander in Spain.
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. She was the Carthaginian wife of Syphax of Numidia, who after the marriage fought for Carthage. When he was defeated (203 B.C.) by Masinissa and the Romans, Sophonisba took poison. This tragedy was the subject of plays by Alfieri, Trissino, Corneille, James Thomson, Voltaire, and others. The Carthaginian spelling of her name is Saphanba'al.

Sophonisba

Carthaginian who took poison to avoid falling into Roman hands. [Rom. Hist.: Benét, 947]
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For example, Nathaniel Lee's Sophonisba, or Hannibal's Overthrow, acted 1675, treats material handled earlier in John Marston's The Wonder of Women, or The Tragedy of Sophonisba, acted 1605, and Thomas Nabbes's Hannibal and Scipio, acted 1636.
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1) Gian Giorgio Trissino, Sophonisba (1515), in Two Italian Renaissance Tragedies, ed.
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I would exclude not only Renaissance plays like Macbeth, Sophonisba (whose tragic hero is not the witch), and The Witch (whose witches are not tragic figures), but probably also modern plays like The Crucible and Vinegar Tom, whose witches are not "actual" witches (i.
Thomas Walkley introduces his 1622 edition of Othello by "leaving every one to the liberty of judgement"; Richard Jones anticipates the "learned censures" of readers of his edition of Marlowe's Tamburlaine; the "generall Reader" of Marston's Sophonisba (1606) is requested by the author to "peruse me with no prepared dislike, and if ought shall displease thee thanke thy selfe.
Two of the early sociologists involved with the origination of the juvenile court system, Edith Abbott and Sophonisba Breckenridge, summarized this concept when they wrote that they saw the state as "a sorrowing parent.
Noble Sophonisba is altogether more cool and composed, seated, and perhaps looking up at her husband, with the cup of poison in her hand that he has given her to spare her from dishonour.
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Rist's essay exposes the ambiguous boundary separating superstition, idolatry, and devotion in the antique Roman-contemporary Romanist cult of the virgin in Marston's Sophonisba.