(redirected from Danaids)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for danaid

large tropical butterfly with degenerate forelegs and an unpleasant taste

References in periodicals archive ?
Disturbingly Hippomedon bears the image of the Danaids on his shield at 4.131-35
However, Moody's Investors Service said on Thursday that even with the agreed upon measures, "Greece's debt load remains unsustainable and the chance of a default high." Admittedly, the Danaids will be continuing to try to fill up the leaky barrel.
First comes the portico, visible from afar, then the statues of the Danaids which one will see as a group from a reasonable distance and then, on coming closer, one will be able to discern the image of Danaus among them.
explains this lusus and distinguishes the tortures of Ixion, Tantalus, Sisyphus, as well as the urn of Minos, (or, alternatively, the punishment of the Danaids), Rhadamantus' iron tower, and Tityus.
Those guilty of premeditated murder include the Danaids, who murdered their husbands on their wedding night; Ixion, who murdered his bride's father; and Medea, who killed her own children.
Aeschylus' play recounts the flight of the fifty daughters of Danaus (the Danaids) from their fifty first cousins, the sons of Aegyptus, and their supplication of the king of Argos for protection.
The analysis of film never stops filling up a film that never stops running out: it is the Danaids' cask par excellence.
He stoically attended medical lectures, on his way to adding "one more obscure name to the lamentable catalogue of bad doctors" when, one evening, he heard Salieri's Danaids at the Paris Opera.
It relishes events in which some mistake brings the characters to the very verge of crime or disaster (Iphigeneia about to sacrifice her brother, in I.T.; Ion on the point of killing his mother, after she has tried to kill him, in Ion; Aerope in Cresphontes trying to kill her sleeping son as that son's supposed murderer); or mistakes which cause actual disaster, subsequently recognized and lamented (Oedipus the King, Trachiniae, Hippolytus, Bacchae); or where suffering is doubled in its impact by being combined with blasphemy (Cassandra stripping off and trampling the prophetic insignia in Agamemnon; her `wedding song' in Troades; the dragging of the Danaids from the altars in Aeschylus' Suppliant Women; the opening scenes of Heracles).
The ecphrasis can be read as an authorial comment on the killing of Pallas: as Turnus takes from the dead youth (`exanimem', 10.496) a belt depicting slaughtered youths (`caesa manus iuvenum', 498), it is easy to take the strong note of moral condemnation (`nefas', `a crime', 497; `foede', `foully', 498) as applying to Turnus' act as well as the Danaids'.
37 See Hall (Inventing the Barbarian 159) on the threat to the Danaids by the Egyptian herald to strip and brand them.
Driven out of Egypt by his brother, Danaus fled with his 50 daughters (the Danaids) to Argos, where he became king.
9.105-125), and the embedded tale of a similar contest for the Danaids (Pyth 9.1 1 1-116).