Bassianus


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Bassianus

murdered after being falsely accused. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus]
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Saturninus terms Lavinia's abduction by Bassianus a rape (1.
In response to Saturninus' promises "to advance" the "name and honourable family" of Andronicus by marrying Lavinia, Bassianus boldly proclaims "this maid is mine" (Shakespeare 1997b, 1.
Lucius Septimius Bassianus, known as Caracalla, was a black Roman emperor who ruled from 211 to 217.
Chiron and Demetrius are her other two charming sons, and they are persuaded by Aaron to kill Bassianus, the fiance of Titus' daughter, Lavinia, before raping her and cutting out her tongue.
Lavinia then is whisked off stage by Bassianus who claims to have a prior espousal.
When Lavinia's husband, Bassianus, is killed by Tamora's sons, Chiron and Demetrius, Lavinia, fearing her imminent torture, begs Tamora to intervene as a woman and a mother.
Instead of marrying the man of her father's choice, Lavinia, ignoring her daughterly obligations, elopes with Bassianus, with whom she is in love.
In Emesa (today Homs, Syria), they arranged the elevation of Maesa's grandson, a fourteen-year-old named Varius Avitus Bassianus, reportedly Caracalla's illegitimate son.
predecessors Johannes Bassianus (late twelfth century) and Azo Porcius
His folly became quickly apparent as Saturninus looked lecherously at the feral beauty of the prone, bedraggled, near-naked Tamora, even as he held Lavinia's hand in gloating triumph over his brother Bassianus.
The Folio describes Bassianus as "embrewed here / All on a heape" (TLN 976-77), while the Quarto records him as being "bereaud in blood" (18).