Gloriana was the name of the Faerie Queene in Spenser’s The Faerie Queene (1590-96).
- When did Raphael Holinshed write his chronicles? Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland appeared in 1577. This history was Shakespeare's source for much of Macbeth, King Lear, and Cymbeline. Holinshed died about 1580.
- What is the earliest use of flashback in Western literature? The earliest use of flashback in Western literature was in Homer's Odyssey. Most of Odysseus's adventures are recounted in a flashback set within a larger narrative frame. Odysseus tells his story at the…
- How many plays did Aeschylus write? Aeschylus, the "father of Greek tragedy" (525-456 B.c.) wrote some 90 plays, but only 7 have survived. They are: The Suppliants The Oresteia The Persians Seven Against Thebes Prometheus Bound Agamemnon The Libation…
- In Greek tragedies what is the difference between hamartia and hubris? Hamartia is the fatal flaw that brings a good character to ruin. Hubris is pride, the classic example of hamartia.
- What is the difference between pathos and bathos? In a work of art, pathos is the quality that evokes sympathy or sorrow. Bathos evokes only laughter and disgust in its failed attempt to create a grand or pathetic effect.
- Was Sinbad the Sailor an Arabian? Sinbad the Sailor was an Iraqi, a merchant shipwrecked after setting sail from Basra, now Iraq. The story of his seven voyages is told in The Thousand and One Nights.