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(Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived

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Ulysses, therefore, went to Parnassus to get the presents from Autolycus, who with his sons shook hands with him and gave him welcome.
They climbed the wooded slopes of Parnassus and soon reached its breezy upland valleys; but as the sun was beginning to beat upon the fields, fresh-risen from the slow still currents of Oceanus, they came to a mountain dell.
The plays extracted, from the years 1595-1612, are: Sir Thomas More, The Pilgrimage to Parnassus, The Travels of The Three English Brothers, The Mayor of Queenborough, The Poetaster, The Second Part of The Return From Parnassus, Histriomastix, The Hog Hath Lost Its Pearl, and The Roman Actor.
Which Way Parnassus (1926) was a nonfiction attack on higher education in America.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Parnassus Investments announces the promotion of Benjamin Allen to Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Equity Income Fund (PRBLX / PRILX) effective May 1, 2012.
If you had won the PEN/Faulkner Award, England's Orange Prize (back in the day when orange wasn't the new black), the Book Sense Book of the Year Award, and been named one of Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World 2012" -- I ask, would you have moved to Parnassus or to Nashville?
watch it A FEAST for fantasty movie fans, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, tells the story of an owner of a travelling theatre who wins immortality from the Devil.
Retail 1 (-) 2012 2 (1) The Twilight Saga - New Moon 3 (7) The Hangover 4 (-) The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus 5 (-) Planet 51 6 (6) The Hurt Locker 7 (2) Paranormal Activity 8 (8) Toy Story 9 (-) Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince 10 (10) Toy Story 2 Rental 1 (-) 2012 2 (5) The Time Traveler''s Wife 3 (-) The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus 4 (-) Men Who Stare At Goats 5 (-) Planet 51 6 (3) Law Abiding Citizen 7 (1) Twilight Saga - New Moon 8 (2) Paranormal Activity 9 (6) Harry Brown 10 (4) Zombieland
There is no escaping the uncomfortable truth that audiences will flock to The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus to witness the final performance of Oscar-nominated actor Ledger before his accidental drug overdose.
Then, a third of the way through the Parnassus shoot, the tragic death of his latest leading man Heath Ledger threatened another wholesale cancellation, as well as bringing a whole new meaning to lines like "Will we miss him?
Everyone had other things to do, but just cancelled because they were determined to finish Parnassus.
The answer is that The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus is a glorious mixed bag.
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS 12A, 123mins Opens Friday, October 16
To get round this, three other actors - Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Johnny Depp - also take the role of Tony, the mysterious stranger who comes into the life of the centuries old Doctor Parnassus, who tours the world with his spectacular travelling theatre.
Considering the trauma of Heath Ledger's death during production and the fact that Terry Gilliam hadn't directed a good picture in more than a decade, the helmer has made a pretty good thing out of a very bad situation in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.