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Published by Printed for A. Roper ... and R. Basset in London .
Written in English


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Other titlesThe virgin prophetess, The fate of Troy , Cassandra, or, The virgin prophetess, Cassandra
Statementby E. Settle
SeriesThree centuries of drama, Three centuries of English and American plays, 1500-1830
ContributionsFinger, Godfrey, ca. 1660-1730
The Physical Object
Pagination[11], 42 p
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15141196M

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The virgin prophetess, or, The fate of Troy: an opera. [Elkanah Settle; Godfrey Finger] Book Microform: eBook: Micro-opaque: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: Virgin prophetess Fate of Troy Cassandra, or, The virgin prophetess Cassandra: Responsibility: by . Available for non-commercial, internal use by students, staff, and faculty at the University of Michigan for academic and research purposes inaries ribed from: The Virgin Prophetess: or, The Fate of Troy. An Opera, Perform'd at the Theatre Royal, by His Majesty's Servants. By E. : Elkanah Settle. Cassandra in The Aeneid II Virgil. Book Two of Virgil’s Aeneid, the recounting of the Greek’s infiltration of Troy and the following battle, possesses a certain air of doom from the soon as the reader notices the “ horse of mountainous size” [1], The Trojan horse’s reputation precedes itself and the text instills a sense of deception and doom. The Virgin Prophetess, or The Fate of Troy (), an opera Elkanah Settle in the 21st Century [ edit ] Shortly before the Scottish Referendum in September , a copy of Settle’s Carmen Irenicum: The Union of the Imperial Crowns of Great Britain, a poem supporting the union of England and Scotland that is dedicated to the monarch Queen Anne, went on sale for .

The Virgin Prophetess, or The Fate of Troy () libretto by Elkanah Settle; music by Godfrey Finger The British Enchanters, or No Magic Like Love () libretto by George Granville, Lord Lansdowne; music by John Eccles, Bartholomew Issack and William Corbett. And if the gods’ fate, if our minds, had not been ill-omened, he’d have incited us to mar the Greeks hiding-place with steel: Troy would still stand: and you, high tower of Priam would remain. BkII Sinon’s Tale. See, meanwhile, some Trojan shepherds, shouting loudly, dragging a youth, his hands tied behind his back, to the king. Cassandra, Priestess of Apollo and Prophetess of Ancient Troy. Consider this quote from Agamemnon by Aeschylus, line ," Cassandra It was the seer Apollo who appointed me to this office. Chorus Can it be the he, a god, was smitten with desire? Cassandra Ere now I was ashamed to speak of this. Chorus Aye, in prosperity we all grow over nice. Cassandra's fate--to be a prophetess whom no one believes--makes her a figure of terrible pity. She has the foresight that the Chorus and the rest of Argos lack, but her prophecy is wasted on ears that refuse to believe her; the Chorus fails to understand her simple visions.

Summary and Analysis Book I Summary. Virgil begins his epic poem with a succinct statement of its theme: He will sing of war and the man — Aeneas — who, driven by fate, sailed from Troy's shores to Italy, where he founded a city called Lavinium, the precursor of Rome. In Euripides' Hecuba, the virgin Polyxena is sacrificed at the tomb of Achilles soon before the Argives leave Troy. In the last book of the Odyssey, after Odysseus reaches Ithaca and slaughters the suitors, Hermes takes their ghosts to the land of the dead. There they encounter Achilles talking with King Agamemnon. Paris, also called Alexandros (Greek: “Defender”), in Greek legend, son of King Priam of Troy and his wife, Hecuba. A dream regarding his birth was interpreted as an evil portent, and he was consequently expelled from his family as an infant. Left for dead, he was either nursed by a bear or found by shepherds. Hekabe’s husband, her king, the king of Troy, Priam, as well as all of their sons -all of them- are slaughtered. Her other daughter, Cassandra, whom Apollo had made a prophet and left her a virgin, was taken by that arrogant king of the Greeks, Agamemnon, to sleep with him in his bed. A dire violation of all the laws of his religion.