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Treachery

See also Treason.
Aaron
plots downfall of Titus. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus]
Achitophel
traitorous Earl of Shaftesbury. [Br. Lit.: Absalom and Achitophel]
Agravain, Sir
traitorous with Modred against Arthur. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur]
Animal Farm
allegory in which the leader of the pigs turns their revolutionary cause of equality into a government of privilege for the “more equal”. [Br. Lit.: George Orwell Animal Farm]
Antenor
assigned to hell for actions defeating Troy. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 106; Ital. Lit.: Dante, Inferno, Walsh Classical, 24]
Antonio
schemes against his brother Prospero. [Br. Lit.: The Tempest]
Ascalaphus
Hadean gardener; informs on Persephone, learning of her potential departure. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 33]
Baanah and Rechab
Ishbosheth’s captains decapitate him in bed. [O. T.: II Samuel 4:5–7]
Bellerophon letter
letter, given in pretended friendship, denounces bearer. [Folklore: Walsh Classical, 52]
Brutus, Decius
committed treachery against friend Caesar. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
Cantwell, Dr.
treacherous towards Lady Lambert; arrested as swindler. [Br. Lit.: The Hypocrite, Walsh Modern, 85–86]
Charrington, Mr.
antique-store keeper sets up lovers for captors. [Br. Lit.: 1984]
Chuzzlewit, Jonas
tries to poison father. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
Claudius
plotted to kill Hamlet’s father and marry his mother. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
cock crow
before third crowing, Peter thrice denies Christ. [N.T.: Matthew 26:34, 74–75]
Cortés, Hernando
(1485–1547) repaid Montezuma’s courtesy by murdering him. [Span. Hist.: EB, 5: 194–196]
David
orders Uriah to be exposed in battle so he may marry Uriah’s wife Bathsheba. [O.T.: II Samuel 11:6]
Delilah
divulged secret of Samson’s strength to Philistines. [O.T.: Judges 16:19–20]
Ephialtes
Greek betrayer of Spartans at Thermopylae. [Gk. Hist.: Kravitz, 89]
Ganelon
the Judas among Charlemagne’s paladins. [Fr. Lit.: Song of Roland; LLEI, I: 286; Ital. Lit.: Inferno; Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Nun’s Priest’s Tale”]
Iago
soldier discredits Desdemona’s fidelity. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
Joab
murders two fellow commanders; sides with usurper, Adonijah. [O.T.: I Kings 2:32]
Judas Iscariot
betrayer of Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 26:14-16, 20–25, 47–56; 27:3–10]
Maskwell
cunning doublecrosser; betrays friend and lover. [Br. Lit.: The Double-Dealer]
Melema, Tito
betrays his foster father, his stepfather, and his political allies. [Br. Lit.: George Eliot Romola]
Modred
revolted against King Arthur. [Arch. Legend: Brewer Handbook, 714–715; Br. Lit.: Idylls of the King]
Morgan le Fay
tricks Accolon into stealing Excalibur. [Arth. Legend: Le Morte d’Arthur, Walsh Classical, 3]
Pearl Harbor
Japan, while negotiating in Washington, bombs Hawaii (December 7, 1941). [Am. Hist.: Fuller, III, 455–456]
perfidious
Albion Napoleon’s epithet for England, “perfide Albion.” [Fr. Hist.: Misc.]
Phaedra
in a letter written before her suicide, falsely accuses Hippolytus of attempting to ravish her. [Gk. Drama: Hippolytus]
Polymestor
slays Priam’s youngest son Polydorus, who had been entrusted to his care. [Gk. Drama: Euripides Hecuba in Benét, 450]
Potiphar’s wife
spurned by Joseph, she falsely accuses him of trying to seduce her. [O.T.: Gen. 39]
Ptolemy
captain of Jericho invites Simon Maccabeus and his sons to a banquet and then slays them. [O.T.: I Maccabees, 16:16]
redheadedness
from Judas Iscariot; so depicted in art. [Christian Iconog.: Gaster, 165]
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Hamlet’s traitorous friends; “adders fang’d.” [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
Saturninus
connives and plots politically; kills Titus. [Br. Lit.: Titus Andronicus]
Schoolmaster of Falerii
Etruscan teacher, after delivering children to Romans, is rebuffed. [Rom. Hist.: Hall, 119]
Sebastian
plots to murder Alonso and Gonzalo. [Br. Lit.: The Tempest]
Thermopylae
shown the back door, Persians destroyed Spartans (480 B.C.). [Gk. Hist.: Harbottle, 248]
30 pieces of silver
price paid Judas to deliver Jesus. [Christian Symbolism: N.T.: Matthew 26:15]
Ugolino
13th-century count of Pisa who treacherously deserted his own party and then twice joined the enemies of his own city. [Ital. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 921]
Uriah
letter Uriah carries David’s letter ordering his own death. [O.T.: II Samuel 11:15]
whale
lures fish to mouth with sweet breath. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 27]
woman in red
Dillinger’s mysterious girl friend; alerted FBI to his whereabouts. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 291]
yellow
color marking doors of convicted traitors. [Fr. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 1171]
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The note, which she wrote in Filipino, said the accusations against her 'cannot equal the treachery and sale of our country to China.'
"The Treachery Act is illegal and violates human rights and international agreements - it will not be used only against former regime officials, but also against whoever opposes the ruling military junta," vice president of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Ziad Abdel Tawab, told Daily News Egypt Wednesday.
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Dreaming of a cat is generally not a good thing, it indicates treachery as well as a run of bad luck.
There's a prayerful hymn by Elfed asking God to keep the land of Wales from wrathful foes and from every treachery. This hymn warms the cockles of the heart and deserves to be considered as a second national anthem.
Democratic Unionist leader Ian Paisley last night accused David Trimble of 'treachery' in accepting that IRA disarmament had taken place.
In reducing the charge to homicide, Samson noted that treachery and evident premeditation, which are elements of murder, cannot be assumed.
The action is nonstop and the battles are fierce, as is the treachery. She loses the love of her life, returns to the community that raised her, and becomes a true heroine.
If they succeed, their names will feature forever in Labour's black book of treachery.
Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, by Ann Coulter, New York: Crown Forum (a division of Random House, Inc.), 2003, 356 pages, hardcover, $26.95.