George Thornley, Daphnis and Chloe
. A most sweet and pleasant pastoral romance for young ladies.
"Daphnis and Chloe
" is rarely performed as an actual ballet.
Exemplary heroines who precede her include Chloe in Daphnis and Chloe
, Costanza of the La ilustre fregona and Preciosa of La gitanilla in the Novelas ejemplares (1613), Virginia of Paul et Virginie (1787) by Bernadin de Saint-Pierre and Atala of Francois de Chateaubriand's Atala (1801).
In Tommies Bathing, a watercolor dashed off near the front, Sargent offers a military version of Daphnis and Chloe
, with two naked British soldiers abandoning their pale bodies to French Impressionist sunshine on a leafy river bank in postures of either suppressed longing or postcoital bliss.
(On the other hand, the old grammarians entirely ignored the popular Hellenistic proto-novelists such as Longus - from whose Daphnis and Chloe
pastorale was born - that so influenced the Renaissance and ultimately our own literature when some of these works resurfaced.) The same class is still drawing up reading lists, only now their power of cultural enforcement is waning.
Amyot translated seven books of the Bibliotheca historica of Diodorus Siculus in 1554, the Daphnis and Chloe
of Longus in 1559, and the Moralia of Plutarch in 1572, as well as the Lives.
This book adds another to the small number of monographs dedicated to Longus' Daphnis and Chloe
(D&C), the coy pastoral tale of growing sexual awareness which has always been the most popular of the ancient Greek novels.
sophist Longus, Daphnis and Chloe
is a product of decadent Greek literature and one of the most popular of the early predecessors of the modern novel.
Such a vision has provided a convenient setting for motifs of romantic love, either because the innocence of the shepherd 's world lent itself to a special kind of erotic titillation -- as in Longus's Daphnis and Chloe
, where the lovers, after embracing, are too naive to know what to do next -- or because Arcadia could be so much kinder to ideals of romantic love than the real world -- as in most pastoral poetry of the Elizabethan and Spenserian schools, where the lady is perfectly beautiful, the lover infinitely devoted, the world always at spring.
(2003), 'The function of mythology in Longus' Daphnis and Chloe
', in: J.-A.
"Also on the programme are Stokowski''s blistering orchestration of the famous Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by JS Bach and Ravel''s delectable suite from Daphnis and Chloe
. "Stokowski was Vaughan Williams' ' class mate and Ravel gave Vaughan Williams lessons so it is a programme of discovery, friendship and reflection." The concert also features SPO''s leader Michele Northam as soloist in the Lark Ascending.
We ended with a reminder of Symphony Hall's first-ever public concert evening, which the CBSO under Simon Rattle concluded with Ravel's complete 'Daphnis and Chloe