The Encyclopaedia Britannica; A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature Volume 6

The Encyclopaedia Britannica; A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...would have outshone almost any one. Of his forty-two plays (this is the utmost number assigned to him) the last edition of his complete works contains only thirty-two, but he wrote several in conjunction with other authors. Two are usually reprinted at the end of his brother's selected works. These are Ariane and the Comte oVEssex, in the former of which Rachel attained success. But of Laodice, Camma, Stilico, and some other pieces, Pierre Corneille himself said that "he wished ha had written them," and he was not wont to speak lightly. Camma especially deserves notice. Tbiunas Corneille is in many ways remarkahle in the literary history of his time. His Thnoerate had the longest run recorded of any play in the century. Fur La Devineresse he and his coadjutor De Vise received above 6000 livres, the largesl sum known to have been thus paid. Lastly, one of hi, pieces (Le Baron des Foudriire) contests the honour of being the first which was hissed off the stage. (o. Sa.) CORNELIA, one of the' greatest women in Roman history, was the younger daughter of Scipio Africanus the Elder, the conqueror of Carthage, and mother of the twe great tribunes, Tiberius and Caius Gracchus, and ot Cornelia, the wife of Scipio Africamia the younger. On the death of her husband, refusing numerous offers of marriage, including oven one from King Ptolemy, she devoted herself to the education of her children, a task for which her lofty spirit and wide attainments rendered he. admirably fitted, and which had the most extraordinary results. The only attack ever made upon her lofty reputation was the charge that she was coucerned in the death of her son-in-law, Scipio, which was, there is no reason to doubt, a mere baseless slander. On-her death a statue was...show more

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  • Paperback | 1046 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 52mm | 1,823g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236651472
  • 9781236651471