Mopsus


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Mopsus

seer who interpreted the words of the Argo’s talking prow. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 684]
References in classic literature ?
Its subject, however, seems to have been the histories of famous seers like Mopsus, Calchas, and Teiresias, and it probably took its name from Melampus, the most famous of them all.
En el frio invierno peninsular, hablan los pastores Mopsus et Lycidas (60), es decir el poeta mismo y el arzobispo Alonso.
278 M.-W.) describing one such competition between Calchas and Mopsus, in which Calchas sets a test for his rival.
Consequently, in The Four Philosophers, Lipsius's dog Mopsus (see Frontispiece) in the right hand corner of the painting both figuratively recalls Lipsius's preoccupation with the canine world, but also serves to suggest quintessentially Stoic values (robur (strength), ingenium(cleverness), vigilantia (alertness), andfides (loyalty)).
According to Wacholder, Nicolaus included the information in Book Four of his Histories, (20) making Torrhebus a hero from the legendary period in which native figures such as Mopsus and Tylus were located, (21) and within Greek mythology Heracles.
As was the case with Eclogues 2 and 8, the chief correspondence between the third and the seventh poems lies in the structural similarities: both poems consist mainly of amoebaean singing contests: in the third, between Menalcas and Damoetas and in the seventh, between Menalcas and Mopsus. The fact that the same type of event occurs in both poems is enough to pair the poems just as Poems 1 and 9 or 2 and 8 are paired.
As the goose Mopsus sardonically puts it: "Here look at man.
having met near Clarus a prophet superior to himself, Mopsus, the son of Manto, the daughter of Teiresias, he died of grief.
Es la misma tradicion la que habia cuajado en el celebre cuadro pintado por Brueghel en 1559, El combate de Carnaval y de Cuaresma, ya que en una parte de la pintura aparece la boda burlesca de Mopsus y Nisa, la cual habia de figurar asimismo en una estampa posterior realizada por Pieter van der Heyden (Tolnay y Bianconi, 30-31).
After this we are treated to a long pastoral poem entitled 'Eidyllium': in fact a conversation in verse between the shepherds 'Alexis' and "Mopsus'.