encomium


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Synonyms for encomium

Synonyms for encomium

a formal expression of praise

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While these, and many other encomiums, were being passed on the accomplished Nancy, that young lady made the best of her way to the police-office; whither, notwithstanding a little natural timidity consequent upon walking through the streets alone and unprotected, she arrived in perfect safety shortly afterwards.
A godforsaken hour it may be, but night owls seeking an alternative to the desperately unfunny Jack Dee on the adjacent BBC4 - appropriately entitled Lead Balloon given how it's likely to go down - should tune into this quirky encomium to the glorious sport of darts.
With this in mind, it would be impressive if Dio were able to develop an encomium out of the very words of Homer's most vociferous opponent, Plato.
The usual genial but on this occasion sycophantic, Roger Phillips added an encomium of praise, saying Phil, who was born and bred in Huyton, would never leave Liverpool.
I was disappointed in your publication for running Margaret Freivogel's encomium to the St.
Paisagem com Onca (Landscape with Jaguar), 2009, is a wall painting composed of hundreds of circular-cut cloth patches outlined with green ink and sewn together to form a single large oval shape, comprising printed cloths of plants, flowers, skies, and a jaguar, and amounting to an encomium to the idea of nature.
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Activists of the Rashtrawadi Sena Party on Wednesday staged demonstration against former senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Jaswant Singh showering encomium on founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in his book.
Two economically focused poems, Richard Barnfield's "The Encomium of Lady Pecunia: Or, the Praise of Money" (1598) and the anonymous broadside ballad "Rare News for the Female Sex: Or, Good Luck at Last" (1695/6), offer us the opportunity to consider representations of high cultural and popular cultural debates about monetary reform at either end of the seventeenth century and to evaluate them for their contribution to a fuller picture of economic thought in the period, as well as a better sense of how thoroughly economic thinking had penetrated the culture.
The essays are Lorenzo Valla and the De falso credita donatione: Rhetoric,Freedom, and Ecclesiology in the Fifteenth Century; and Lorenzo Valla between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: The Encomium of St.
FROM THE FOLKS who brought you We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids' Book of Freedom, comes Ted Saves America, a do-it-yourself encomium to likely GOP presidential contender Sen.
He combines several classical models: the paradoxical encomium (Virgil's flea), the animal epigram (Catullus on Lesbia's sparrow), the exploits of Jupiter (Ovid).
What used to be dismissed as propagandistic complaint and encomium, poetry of retreat, and superficial wit applied to third-generation Petrarchism is now being reexamined by a generation of critics attuned to the philosophical and political components of a Cavalier poetics and erotics of inconstancy, withdrawal, willful subjection, and prolonged desire.
In the case of Skelton, it seems that Norland underestimates the importance of French farce and the impact of the theory of folly (which was also explored thoroughly by Erasmus in the Encomium Moriae).
Falkenburg adds a matching discussion of Aertsen as a "Rhyparographer", that is, a practitioner of the paradoxical encomium in his still-life paintings.
Such critical formalism necessarily excludes Lucian, whose dialogues do not exactly match this definition, as well as the mock encomium, which many scholars have included as a form of Menippean satire for a variety of reasons - not the least of which is its place in the Cynical tradition of the Greeks.