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Acontius

(əkŏn`shəs), in Greek mythology, young man who loved Cydippe. He met her at a festival of Artemis and threw before her an apple inscribed, "I swear by the temple of Artemis to marry Acontius." She read the inscription aloud. The goddess accepted her words as an oath and brought about the marriage of the lovers.
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The 2nd species group was composed of Catonephele acontius (Prittwitz), Cissia terrestris (A.
Morris had striven to represent the burden of loss and existential vulnerability through the narrative tales of The Earthly Paradise completed in this period (the summer and fall of 1869), whose protagonists--Paris, Bharam, Acontius and Cydippe, Rhodope and her bereft father, Walter in "The Hill of Venus," and Kiartan, Bodli and Gudrun in "The Lovers of Gudrun"--confront the void of blocked desires.
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Robertson suggests, `Since Polycrite and Diognetus are together throughout, we may wonder whether girls and suitors continued to enjoy each other's company at the banquet'.(80) (The motif of boy meeting girl during religious celebration is, of course, regular in ancient fiction: for example, the fictive Acontius [from Iulis] and Cydippe [from Naxos] meet when they both come to Delos for the annual ox-sacrifice to Apollo [Callim.
Thus Callimachus' admonishment to himself during the Acontius and Cydippe story (fr.
Remer provides a detailed analysis of the views on toleration of Desiderius Erasmus, Jacobus Acontius, and William Chillingworth, all of whom exemplify his central thesis.
In those chapters he develops with extensive documentation the contributions of Erasmus, Acontius, Chillingworth, Hobbes, and Bodin to the furtherance of humanist ideals in relation to religious toleration.
Acontius In Greek legend, a beautiful youth of the island of Chios.
(25.) Bessone (2003, 229 note 66) assumes that one of the Gallian motifs in Heroides 15--the sufferings of a lover expressed in the loneliness of the nature--goes back, through the Acontius of Callimachus, to Sappho herself, who would have eroticized a detail of an Homeric story: the wandering of Bellerophon after his failure.
For English church apologists in the 1630s, one of the most influential treatments of a spiritual warfare distinguished by its search for the tessera, watchword, or countersign of true Christians among hypocrites and pretenders was Acontius's Stratagemata Satanae.(75) In Chillingworth's Religion of Protestants (written 1635-37; first published 1638), Acontius is enlisted in defense of the English church against those papists who assail its novelty and uncertainty.