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atlantes

(ătlăn`tēz) [Latin plural of AtlasAtlas
, in Greek mythology, a Titan; son of Iapetus and Clymene and the brother of Prometheus. When the Titans were defeated, Atlas was condemned to hold the sky on his shoulders for all eternity—a mythical explanation of why the sky does not fall.
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], sculptured male figures serving as supports of entablatures, in place of a column or pier. The earliest (c.480–460 B.C.) and most important example from antiquity is in the Greek temple of Zeus at Agrigento, Sicily. The baroque architecture of the 17th cent. made considerable use of atlantes, as did the classical revival in the early 19th cent. Female supporting figures are called caryatids.

atlas, pl. atlantes

atlas
A figure (or figures) of a man used in place of a column to support an entablature; also called a telamon.
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The love between man and statue, depicted in the same volume (and in somewhat different form in his Awakening to the Great Sleep War), comes about after the narrator, the man, has almost overdosed on sleeping tablets in his eagerness to show the caryatids and atlantes what sleep is, because they have no concept of such a thing.
Se represento al monte Atlante y a unos volcanes abrasando unos instrumentos matematicos, mientras en lo alto lucia el Hespero.
There is salty sea air, boulders strewn around, the mirror of the Sanomatalo and the balls of light in the hands of the train station Atlantes. There are no Atlantes--their silhouettes fade in the granite.
Estas ruedas de radios curvos estan consideradas representaciones del sol que se acompanan con otro motivo relacionado con la teologia astral, las escuadras de albanil o brazos esquematicos de Atlantes. Estas ultimas representan las puertas del Hades.
De la a evoquer quelques equipages Atlantes echoues en Egypte, apres la disparition de l'Atlantide, il n'y a qu'un pas que certains ont franchi.
Cesari admired Michelangelo and imitated his heroic muscular figures, although Cesari's Atlantes are generally more thickset.
Terebenev's son Alexander (1815-59) became a celebrated sculptor, notably producing the ten Atlantes that hold up the portico of the New Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
The description of the atlas can be found in Koeman's Atlantes neerlandici (32) and in Peter van der Krogt's Koeman's Atlantes neerlandici (33) which tells us that this atlas is the penultimate edition of Barent Langenes's Caert-Thresoor produced by Claes.
Arenas condujo a los griegos contra los atlantes, pero cuando los demas la abandonaron, combatio sola y alcanzo una gran victoria, a pesar de su inferioridad numerica, liberando de la esclavitud a los pueblos sometidos.
Los textos musulmanes que dan las primeras noticias de la isla de Al-Andalus y del mar de Al-Andalus, se clarifican extraordinariamente si sustituimos dichas expresiones por isla de los Atlantes o Atlantida y por mar Atlantico.
Lo mismo se dice de los etiopes y de los atlantes. Leon el Africano, bajo Leon X, sostuvo que en el reino de Bornou no hay ningun vestigio de religion.
Messala pays homage to the boy as a representative of Bacchus, and Wallace finishes the chapter with "There was a shout that set the floor to quaking, and the grim Atlantes to dancing, and the orgies began" (236).