Hypermnestra


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Hypermnestra

only one of Danaides who did not murder husband on wedding night. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 136]
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The rubric, unique to this manuscript exemplar, indicates that Hypermnestra composes an epistle to her husband using the blood of her severed leg.
16) Turnus is descended from the single innocent Danaid, Hypermnestra, and his connection to the baldric may point to his inheritance of the criminal character of Danaus.
In addition, three volumes with secular music of the eighteenth century will appear: harpsichord music by Gottlieb Muffat (Componimenti musicali, 1739), in a new edition by Alexander Opatrny of the compositions first published in DTO 7; Ignaz Holzbauer's German opera Hypermnestra (1741), which had its premiere in the Vienna Karntnertortheater (ed.
On their wedding night, all except Hypermnestra killed their husbands.
It describes the virtuous Hypermnestra, a wife in fifty whose 'price is far above rubies', and whose exemplary sacrifice Horace satirically employs in his mock-heroic courtship of Lyde.
Chaucer invented this horoscope as a way of delineating Hypermnestra, presenting her in fatalistic terms.
On the contrary, it would be difficult to assign an analogously significant function to Hypermnestra (the final epistle according to the manuscript tradition).
There follow nine short narratives, modeled on stories by Vergil and Ovid , about women who suffered or died because they were faithful in love and (except for the first two stories) because men were treacherous: Cleopatra ; Thisbe (see Pyramus ); Dido ; Hypsipyle and Medea , both betrayed by Jason ; Lucrece; Ariadne ; Philomela ; Phyllis, betrayed by Demophon; and Hypermnestra.
286) identifies the Virgilian Abas in question with just such a figure, with Abas, the son of Lynceus and Hypermnestra, a hero whose fame rested primarily on a magnificent shield which brought victory to his native Argos even after his death.