Mezentius


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Mezentius

Etrurian king put his subjects to death by binding them to dead men and letting them starve. [Rom. Legend: Benét, 664]
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Among their topics are making meaning of myth: the interpretation of mythological imagery in the Polyxena Sarcophagus and the Kizilbel Tomb and the history of Achaemenid Asia Minor, from Mezntie to Mezentius: the stratigraphy of a myth in Etruria and Rome, distributive narrative: a very short history of juxtaposing myths on Pompeian walls, Gilgamesh and Homer: the missing link, and the transformations of Achilles on late Roman mosaics in the east.
She also appeals to the surrounding peoples, to King Mezentius and the Etruscans, to rise up against the Trojans (Aen.
Yet Mezentius is immediately contradicted by another vassal, Messapus, who responds in an emotional and insulting manner, essentially accusing the extremely reasonable Mezentius of acting irrationally (5470-71).
1139-40), and Aeneas himself becomes the slayer of a noble son in the act of sacrificing himself for his father, Mezentius, who in turn is shown to be stricken by mortal grief and to go to his own death as a direct consequence.
(37) Even Mezentius concedes to Aeneas after his son Lausus is killed, nullum in caede nefas ('there is no evil in slaughter', Aen.
Mistress of Mistresses tells of the Three Kingdoms of Zimiamvia, a tripartite empire thrown into turmoil by the assassination of its king, Mezentius. His son has quickly gone the same way, leaving only one legitimate heir, the seventeen-year-old Princess Antiope.
In the catalogue of the Italic allies of Turnus, in Book VII of the Aeneid, the third place is occupied by the warriors coming from Tibur (after those commanded by Mezentius and by Aventinus).
HINC QVOQVE, id est Mantua atque ex eius populis, QVINGENTOS IN SE MEZENTIVS ARMAT: in se, aduersum se armat Mezentius, pulchra locutio.
The Oldham elegy (1684) with its Virgilian echoes, the stories of Nisus and Euryalus from Aeneid v and IX, and of Lausus and Mezentius from Aeneid x, which appear in Sylvae (1685), all testify to his apprehension of heroes' capacity to inspire love and emulation.
If it has to be mutilated, it would be a savagery worthy of an Ezzelino or a Mezentius to oblige a father to mangle his son with his own hand; and a savagery as useless as inhumane, since it would either be a matter of purging the opera of its defects or of adapting it to the occasion, actors, theatre and the circumstances of the country it was to be given in.
If we now consider the other figures in the catalogue of Italian troops, similar ambiguities can be traced.(49) The catalogue begins with the impious Mezentius, the epitome of Italian ferocity and the antithesis of Trojan piety.
Beyond all the ingenuity of the novel, however, lies a fundamentally guarded view of the future of the United States, and it is fitting that Katz, after finally selling the most commercial script in the history of film, and while making his closing statement about the future of the United States in which "viewers pay homage to the new gods of the 21st century: Mercury and Mezentius" (378), is preempted (ironically playing on the infamous Heidi intrusion of an Oakland Raiders game) by an NFL football contest already in progress, which is as precise and laconic a way as any to end a novel dealing with the media in the United States.