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raptus

[rap′təs]
Etymology: L, rapere, to seize
1 a state of intense emotional or mental excitement, often characterized by uncontrollable activity or behavior resulting from an irresistible impulse; ecstasy; rapture.
2 any sudden or violent seizure or attack.

raptus

An obsolete, nonspecific term for an uncoordinated motor discharge; e.g., seizure, choreiform episode.
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Beobachtungen zur poetischen Technik und dichterischen Kunst des Claudius Claudianus, besonders in seinem Werk "De raptu Proserpinae.
Claudian's Method of Borrowing in De Raptu Proserpinae.
Le <<De raptu Proserpinae>> de Claudien: Reflexions sur une actualization de la mythologie.
Claudian and the Art of Imitatio in the De Raptu Proserpinae.
Die Gottergestalten in Claudians De raptu Proserpinae: Polaritat und Koinzidenz als anthropozentrische Dialektik mythologisch formulierter Weltvergewisserung.
The Underworld Opening of Claudian's De Raptu Proserpinae.
De Proserpinae raptu et reditu fabulas varias inter se comparavit.
3) Some recent works on De raptu include Duc 1994; Ahlschweig 1997; Kellner 1997.
Two recent scholars have placed De raptu between these two dates: Cameron (1970, 452-66, esp.