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Androcles

because he had once extracted a thorn from its paw, the lion refrained from attacking Androcles in the arena. [Rom. Lit.: Brewer Dictionary, 33]

Androcles

relieves lion of thorn in paw and is repaid in arena by lion’s failure to attack him. [Rom. Lit.: Noctes Atticae, Leach, 55]
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Androcles and the Lion, which is above all a vehicle for Shaw's freethinking discourse, clearly treats martyrdom as a cosa de broma.
Shaw's posthumous publication of his play, Androcles and the Lion, in parallel column phonetic symbols and original alphabetic text, was influenced by the work of Ellis from almost a century earlier.
But when the Roman senator Gaius praises him before requesting him to journey to the city of Capernaum to see the coming of Jesus Christ according to Pontius Pilate's prediction, Maximus eagerly takes up the challenge and leaves for another adventure with his co-fighter Androcles. And they're not alone in the quest to seek the Messiah: Jewish siblings Liora and David, enriched by their fervor to see Jesus as predicted in their society's holy texts, also set out for Capernaum.
For YPT's non-mainstage school shows in the late 1960s, Leon Major directed plays by Ionesco, Chekhov, Giraudoux, and Mrozeck; in 1968/69, Robert Sherrin staged Shaw's Androcles and the Lion at the Colonade for children.
Clocwise from above: Blue Peter presenter John Noakes with his dogs Skip and Shep in 1980; Queen Elizabeth's gamekeepers with some of the Queen's retrievers in 1992; Giving a Bull Mastiff a biscuit; An owner and her basset hound taking a rest; top dog Khonistan Androcles of Alyshan getting cleaned up in 1979; Mrs S Wright, of County Durham, grooming her West Highland terrier Rosyle's Pal Joey in 1970; Joan Walker with her 13 bassett hounds in 1975; Gilda Bunn and her Salukis dog asleep together in 1964.
Por sinal, os dois personagens nomeados para tais funcoes, Pratomedes, filho de Philippos, e Androcles, filho de Callimachos, constavam coomo lochagoi monippon e lochagoi de pestaltes em uma lista militar da metade do seculo IV a.C.
Other highly recommended titles in this acclaimed series include: "The Boy Who Cried Wolf!" (9781575370798, $16.95), "Androcles and the Lion" (9781575370750, $16.95), "The Emperor's Clothes" (9781575370811, $16.95), and "The Lion and the Three Bulls" (9781575370835, $16.95).
WORCESTER -- In the Sharks' 3-1 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack here on Friday night, the part of Androcles was played by Brodie Reid.
In Aesop's Fables, Androcles saved his own life by removing the thorn from the paw of his natural enemy, the lion.
C., encontraba que sus camaradas (hetairoi) ya habian iniciado la represion, de modo que una banda de jovenes (ton neoterori) asesinaron a Androcles, quien habia sido uno de los lideres democraticos y promotor del ostracismo de Alcibiades (Th., 8.65.
What Faulkner finally juxtaposes to the weight and mass of stone in A Fable is legend, which is the trace of passion (flame) and, in the word of Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha sheriff from the American interlude, "ephemeral" This is why, we are told, "Eve and the Snake and Mary and the Lamb and Ahab and the Whale and Androcles and Balzac's African deserter, and all the celestial zoology of horse and goat and swan and bull, [are] the firmament of man's history instead of the mere rubble of his past" (814).
The writer informed her that he knew this story to be absolutely exceptional, but still not on par with the famous story of Androcles (287).