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a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes

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Moreover, instead of the light, openness, and culture associated with the gymnasium and palaestra, Attis will now be subjected to the cold and mountainous landscape of Phrygia where wild animals roam the dense vegetation (70-72):
as happened to the author of the Almagest [i.e., Ptolemy] in Alexandria's 'Gymnasium' or 'Palaestra' ([pi][alpha][lambda][alpha]i[sigma][tau][rho][alpha], al-riwaq al-mal'ab al-iskandariyya), the [Sun's] light appeared in the [equinoctial] circle twice in one equinox" (S: fol.
Alexias and Lysis compete in the palaestra (wrestling school), travel to the Olympic games, and fight in the wars against Sparta.
One such is Lampridio's Latin ode (from the 1520s) that celebrates Henry VIII as a champion of the Roman faith: "Henry is portrayed as a contestant pitted against his opponent Luther, and his alleged victory is depicted alternately as an athletic and a military contest--worthy in either case of Pindaric commemoration, although accomplished in the scholastic arena rather than on the battlefield or in the Olympic palaestra" (27).
My habit is to buy pieces which I can use to decorate a place in my palaestra, in imitation of lecture-halls.
Der Verwandtschaftsverhaltnisse der altenglischen Interlinearversionen des Psalters und der Cantica, Palaestra 272.
353n), which tells the gruesome story of Attis, a Greek youth who leaves behind the masculine heritage of "[the] forum, palaestra, stadium, and gymnasia" (l.
In 1648 the obelisk was repaired and in 1649 it was erected in the Piazza Navona which still reflects the shape of the palaestra of a stadium that had been built by Domitian.
These two pieces exemplify the different approaches taken to depicting athletes: the weight conveys characteristic elements such as the hair and cirrus that serve to identify the figure, combined with an unidealised treatment of his face, whereas the situla is composed of classically idealised pairs of athletes in stock poses facing off in the palaestra or arena.
Systematic application of activity-based intervention in physical education programming for children with disabilities, Palaestra, 14, 32-37.
Homoeroticism is further suggested by the statue-lover's name, for 'Charmides' features as a beautiful boy in Charmides, or Temperance (380 BCE), set in 'The Palaestra of Taureas', in which Plato records a Socratic dialogue.
Nebst Neudruck von Bullokars "Fables of AEsop" 1585, "Booke at large" 1580, "Bref grammar for English" 1586, und "Pamphlet for grammar" 1586 (Palaestra LII).
Daemones, Labrax, The Weather Mark Rylance Palaestra Emma Lowndes Plesidippus Alex Hassell Charmides Edward Hogg Sceparnio James Garnon Ampelisca Jodie Whittaker With: Liz Collier, Fiona Creese, Sian Williams As evidence the silly season of summer has a theatrical equivalent, along comes Peter Oswald's Plautus-inspired jape "The Storm," which will attract more attention than it otherwise might as the last new full production of Mark Rylance's distinguished regime at Shakespeare's Globe.
The similarly but sympathetically shipwrecked female lead Palaestra, for example, had lamented in Plautus's act one: algor, error, pavor, me omnia tenent ("cold, being lost, terror, all things have hold of me," Rudens 215).