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Temple before it was transformed into the new city hall building.
Music--Sophia can't tell what she's listening to, wonders if Pythia
have a special mix--blasts into Davis's ears.
Priests then decided to make the following Pythias
He asked the Pythia
whether or not he should invade Persia, and she responded, "A great empire will fall.
In most cases shame does appear to assign such disclosures to women of marginal status who are not themselves rape victims (Myrrhine in Georges, Pythias
in Eunuchus), or to older women whose virginity is no longer a closely guarded commodity (Myrrhine in Heros).
Although the school is where Pythias
might lose her freedom, it is her place in Athens that is the condition of that potential loss.
in themselves well known, to support his theory that Lucius acts as the mimus secundarum throughout books 1 to 3, with some of Lucius' adventures not exactly mirroring but contradicting the paradigms set up by the inset tales (for example, Pythias
is introduced to mirror Socrates, but then acts differently, causing the story to move from parallelism to contrast).
The title of the sketch "Damon and Pythias
Unlimited" harks back to the name of one of W.
Such were great Hercules, and Hyllus deare; Trew Jonathan, and David trustie tryde; Stout Theses, and Pirithous his feare; Pylades and Orestes by his syde; Myld Titus and Gesippus without pryde; Damon and Pythias
whom death could not sever: All these and all that ever had bene tyde, In bands of friendship there did live for ever.
The myth of Damon and Pythias
and the biblical story of David and Jonathan resonated across the centuries, and in the Middle Ages knights bound themselves in ceremonies to comrades in arms.
Doyle was not a good umpire, lasting only half a season, but, as Christy Mathewson remarked, "Emslie and [Doyle] got along like Damon and Pythias
Both the zealot and the enforcer suffer a kind of madness in their efforts to impose virtue and law on the Fair and humanity; and, of course, both are undone in the end by engaging in the play's final bit of foolery: a hilarious puppet-play-within-a-play depicting a bawdy Bankside version of Hero and Leander conjoined to a brawling version of Damon and Pythias