Eumenides


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Eumenides

(yo͞omĕn`ĭdēz): see FuriesFuries
or Erinyes
, in Greek and Roman religion and mythology, three daughters of Mother Earth, conceived from the blood of Uranus, when Kronos castrated him. They were powerful divinities that personified conscience and punished crimes against kindred blood,
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Eumenides the monarchical regime will be replaced by democracy, while
we would play Heroic parts to ourselves,--and end, perhaps, As impotently as Athenian wives Who shrieked in fits at the Eumenides. (11.
Endymion, a loyal lover, also becomes a foil to his youthful, loyal friend Eumenides, and in age, a double to another old man in the play, the ever-faithful Geron.
Dan por hecho que situan a las victimas en el centro de los procesos y relatos, pero muy a menudo solo quieren escucharlas si ellas se cinen al reparto esperado: Erinias o Eumenides, heroes vengadores o sabios que trabajan por la paz.
Mihai Cimpoi supports the idea of "a Bessarabian canon" assuming (according to the ideas of Harold Bloom) an Art of Memory, a cult of Eumenides, of Tradition and of "the word which tells the truth" (Eminescu), of Values and of the Romanian Language which--in the terms of Lucian Blaga--"is the originary poem of a people" (p.
The exhibition's title also suggested a literal orientation toward language, referring to the principal verb conjugations in Italian, which end in "-are," "-ere" and "-ire." The artist adopts these same infinitive endings to symbolically clarify the leitmotifs he explored in the exhibition: The Are piece is intended as an altar; the Ere piece presents a metaphor for time; and the Ire piece depicts mythological agents, specifically the Furies, also known in Greco-Roman religion as Erinyes or Eumenides. Beyond this, the eighteen works in the exhibition had subjects pertaining to an everyday reality as eclectic as it is elementary: human figures, clouds, pillows, trimmings, a Corinthian capital, computer tablets, and so on.