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idyl(Encyclopedia)idyl ´dl [key], short poem. The ancient idyls, especially those of Bion and Moschus, were intended as little selections in the style of such longer poems as elegies or epics. There are 10 famous ...
Moschus(Encyclopedia)Moschus ms´ks [key], fl. c.150 BC, Greek bucolic poet of the school of Theocritus. He is called a Syracusan and lived in Alexandria. Among his few extant pieces is an idyl on Europa. Although Lam...
Hartmann von Aue(Encyclopedia)Hartmann von Aue härt´män fn ou´ [key], c.1170–c.1220, German poet whose name is also spelled von Ouwe. His chivalric romances Erec and Iwain are tales of Arthurian legend. Other works inclu...
poetry(Encyclopedia)poetry. For lyric poetry, see ballad; elegy; hymn; lyric; ode; pastoral; sonnet. For narrative poetry, see chansons de geste; epic; idyl; romance. Dramatic poetry is incidentally treated in the articl...
Richter, Johann Paul Friedrich(Encyclopedia)Richter, Johann Paul Friedrich y´hän poul fr´drkh rkh´tr [key], pseud. Jean Paul, 1763–1825, German novelist. He studied theology at the Univ. of Leipzig and later taught in that city....
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