Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Slice 9 Volume 7

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Slice 9 Volume 7

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Excerpt: ...The Pyrrhic (derived from the Memphitic) in all its local varieties, 797 the Bacchanalia and the Hymenaea were among the more important. The name of Lycurgus is also associated with the Trichoria. Among the stage dances of the Athenians, which formed interludes to the regular drama, one of the oldest was the Delian dance of the Labyrinth, ascribed to Theseus, and called, from its resemblance to the flight of cranes, and one of the most powerful was the dance of the Eumenides. A further development of the art took place at Rome, under Augustus, when Pylades and Bathyllus brought serious and comic pantomime to great perfection. The subjects chosen were such as the labours of Hercules, and the surprise of Venus and Mars by Vulcan. The state of public feeling on the subject is well shown in Lucianshow more

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