Euphrosyne


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(Greek mythology) one of the three Graces

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In Niki de Saint Phalle's exuberent version, Les Trois Graces (1999), Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia take their place in the fast-paced atmosphere of the early 21st century.
Aglaia (Beauty), Euphrosyne (Mirth), and Thalia (Abundance) bestow pleasure and generosity on the world, and for ancient authors, the triad also served as an allegory for the cycle of giving, accepting, and returning favours, described by the Roman philosopher Seneca as the 'chief bond of human society'.
The appearance of the "great world" here-as elsewhere in Woolf's writing--is the result of a shift into the lyrical voice; the title of the ship itself, the Euphrosyne, was taken from a youthful book of poetry written by Leonard and other members of the Cambridge "Apostles.
Rowland ("Melville Answers" 9) notes that the image of the congregation's "sprightly nods and becks" is borrowed from lines 25-30 of Milton's L'Allegro in which the poet invokes the spirit of mirth, Euphrosyne, who is one of the Three Graces.
Another example, from mid-eighth-century Byzantine Italy, is Euphrosyne, deaconess and abbess of the women's monastery of SS.
It is Euphrosyne, mythological transfiguration of a recently deceased friend.
This volume contains annotated translations into Modern English of the Old English lives of AEthelthryth, Agatha, Agnes, Cecilia, Eugenia, Euphrosyne, Lucy, and Mary of Egypt found in London, British Library, MS Cotton Julius E.
The Graces, an ancient symbol of liberality (Aglaia who gives, Euphrosyne who receives, Thalia who returns), in the most properly platonic sense, allude to the relationship between the divine element and the human.
There Newton wrote "Artaxerxes and Euphrosyne, after the absquatulation of their pet daughter with the Irish nobleman incog.