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Acanthis

 

(redpolls), a genus of birds of the family Fringillidae of the order Passeriformes. The birds are 12 to 14 cm long. The plumage is gray with speckles; males of the species A. flammea and A. hornemanni have a red or pink cap and breast. The genus comprises three species, distributed in Europe, Asia, and North America. All three occur in the USSR. The common redpoll (A. flammea) inhabits coniferous forests and forest tundra, Hornemann’s redpoll (A. hornemannis) inhabits the forest tundra, and the twite (A. flavirostris) is found on the Kola Peninsula, in the stony steppes of Kazakhstan, and in the mountains of the southern part of the USSR (from the Caucasus to the Altai). In winter the birds migrate in flocks. They build their nests in shrubs. A clutch contains four to six eggs, which are incubated 13 or 14 days. The diet consists of seeds.

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Cynthia and Acanthis represent the experiences of women of the underclass, while Cornelia is a representative of the differently oppressed elite woman.
16) Acanthis provides very practical reasons for the 'greedy' behavior that the lover-poet censures.
The lover-poet thus accords Acanthis a grave that is both appropriate to her ethos (the broken wine jar suggests the habitual drunkenness associated with the lena) (17) and a focus for the anger of other lovers, much as he imagines his own grave (1.
Acanthis specifically mocks the pretensions of the elegiac lover-poet, advising the puella not to give in to one who claims poverty (4.
Acanthis cites the first two lines of Propertius 1.
Through her requirement of recognition and redress, the ghost of Cynthia forces open gaps in the text, bringing elegy into contact with the sordid historical details of the lives of women who lacked the sanctioned protection of men; Acanthis the lena, in both her death and her advice to the puella, further emphasizes the dangers such women faced.
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63: esse, infatti, con raffinato giuoco etimologico, servono ad anticipare il nome della mezzana Acantide (spina = [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]); Lee (25), a cui fa difficolta la menzione ritardata del nome della lena, propone di leggere obducat, Acanthi, sepulcrum e interpreta lena come una glossa penetrata nel testo, perche fondandosi su Ov.
57] In Propertius, the bawd Acanthis can make standing crops dissolve in water with her magical herbs, put spells on the bewitched moon, "hide her shape under the form of the night-prowling wolf," and affect love magic by gathering "the charm that drips from the pregnant mare.
First, semantic understanding--that Propertius curses the lena Acanthis in 4.
If, in this mode of refiguration, we are directed by the appearance of Acanthis towards a (literal or imaginative) re-evaluation of the earlier books in the light of elegy 4.
Motivated by the drive for coherence--which is, according to theories of narrative, a fundamental force in the act of reading--we make sense of the appearance of Acanthis in 4.