Nevertheless, Egypt was considered the fount of science, so much so that it was in Alexandria that the Greeks went to develop their aptitudes for mathematics, producing such famous figures as Euclid, Archimedes, Appollonius
of Perga, and so many other bright stars in the Alexandria Pleiades.
He relates the plays to Homer, Sophocles, Euripides, Plato, Aristotle, Parmenides, Gorgias, Virgil, Lucian, Marcus Aurelius, Dante, Appollonius
, John Gower, and Christopher Marlowe (especially Doctor Faustus).
Whereas critics often look to George Wilkins's draft of the play as Shakespeare's primary source, Beckwith draws attention to Gower's Confessio Amantis and its story of Appollonius
of Tyre in Book VIII.
7) Tire 'the Levantine city of Tyre': of Tyro Appollonius
Despite the sailing penalty, Pisces still managed second place, giving a first and second to Hobart yachts, while third went to the Tamar River entrant Appollonius
, skippered by Julian Robinson from Deviot.
A couple of Greek names are also misspelled: Appollonius
should be Apollonius (p.
For example, in 'A Letter of Condolence to Appollonius', written on the death of Appollonius's son, Plutarch recommends: 'It is a good thing [...] to call to mind the arguments which most likely we have sometimes employed with relatives or friends who found themselves in similar calamities, when we tried to comfort them.' (11) The arguments of Lutheran consolation became stock components of the early modern attitude towards death, and were therefore readily available for self-consolation.
(11) Plutarch, 'A Letter of Condolence to Appollonius', in Moralia, 16 vols, Loeb Classical Library (London: Heinemann, 1936-86), II, 118B-C.
The fact, then, that Appollonius
also deals only in piece-meal fashion with ambiguity considered as a product of the peculiar sound-patterns, orthography, inflections, or constructions of Greek, is not surprising in itself: it becomes so only when we come to reconstruct and assess his own theory and methodology of grammar.
The play was based on the classical tale of Appollonius
of Tyre as told in book eight of Confessio amantis by John Gower.
- Or ellis of Tyro Appollonius
, How that the cursed kyng Antiochus Birafte his doghter of hir maydenhede ...
Arabic studies continued to be pursued for the sake of the furtherance of knowledge in the seventeenth century, and may be said to have culminated in the publication of the Arabic astronomical tables of Ulugh Begh by Thomas Hyde in 1665 and the translation of the books of Appollonius
's Conics that were lost in their Greek original by the English scholar, Edmund Halley in 1710.