Though Thyrsis was defeated in battle by Corydon, the speaker blames Thyrsis for his own death. With all my Codrus, O inspire my breast! Corydon is also the name of a 1924 Dialogue by André Gide, in which the discussion of the naturalness and morality of homosexuality and pederasty are linked to the character Corydon, inspired by Virgil. Corydon is mentioned in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queen as a shepherd in Book VI, Canto X. Whereas Virgil implies that the gods are responsible for the man’s death, Arnold alters the parable responsible Thyrsis himself. In the second of Virgil's Eclogues, it is used for a shepherd whose love for the boy Alexis is described therein. Corydon is also the name of a shepherd in a Christian hymn entitled Pastoral Elegy.

Corydon and Thyrsis contend against one another in song in Virgil’s sixth Eclogue; Thyrsis is defeated. Corydon and Thyrsis are a pair of shepherds in Edna St. Vincent Millay's 1920 play, "Aria da Capo". This item is part of JSTOR collection The Pipes of Pan (1996) pp 152, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Museum of modern art André Malraux - MuMa,, Articles needing additional references from March 2015, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 July 2020, at 09:33. [2]. Corydon (Greek Κορύδων Korúdōn, probably related to κόρυδος kórudos "lark") is a stock name for a shepherd in ancient Greek pastoral poems and fables, such as the one in Idyll 4 of the Syracusan poet Theocritus (c. 300 – c. 250 BC). Daphnis, a Greek shepherd, was blinded by a nymph whose love he would not return; he afterwards had his … would merely mean that Time (Death) rather If we have inadvertently included a copyrighted poem that the copyright holder does not wish to be displayed, we will take the poem down within 48 hours upon notification by the owner or the owner's legal representative (please use the contact form at or email "admin [at] poetrynook [dot] com"). With a personal account, you can read up to 100 articles each month for free. For terms and use, please refer to our Terms and Conditions

© 1963 West Virginia University Press The name also appears in poem number 17 ("My flocks feed not, my ewes breed not") of The Passionate Pilgrim, an anthology of poetry first published in 1599 and attributed on the title page of the collection to Shakespeare. In this section he is portrayed as a coward who fails to come to the aid of Pastorell when she is being pursued by a tiger.

Corydon is the name of a character that features heavily in the Eclogues of Calpurnius Siculus.

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Hubbard, T.K. [1] Virgil's Corydon gives his name to the modern book Corydon.

Note 4. relax] unbend 1866. "Thyrsis" (from the title of Theocritus's poem "Θύρσις") is a poem written by Matthew Arnold in December 1865 to commemorate his friend, the poet Arthur Hugh Clough, who had died in November 1861 aged only 42.

Circumstantial evidence points to a possible authorship by Richard Barnfield, whose first published work, The Affectionate Shepherd, though dealing with the unrequited love of Daphnis for Ganymede, was in fact, as Barnfield stated later, an expansion of Virgil's second Eclogue which dealt with the love of Corydon for Alexis.

JSTOR®, the JSTOR logo, JPASS®, Artstor®, Reveal Digital™ and ITHAKA® are registered trademarks of ITHAKA. Corydon is also the name of a 1924 Dialogue by André Gide, in which the discussion of the naturalness and morality of homosexuality and pederasty are linked to the character Corydon, inspired by Virgil.

Copyrighted poems are the property of the copyright holders. “Thyrsis” are often quite difficult to know without guidance, since it’s rooted both in an extended allusion to Virgil’s poetry and in Arnold’s own life. corydon:Ye Muses, ever fair, and ever young, Assist my numbers, and inspire my song. 181–91. West Virginia University Press focuses principally on humanities publishing in the areas of medieval and Old English studies; West Virginian and regional culture, history, economics, and wildlife; and general literary studies. [1]. Some scholars believe that Calpurnius represents himself, or at least his "poetic voice"[2] through Corydon.

the Corydon reference is a direct reference to the Thrysis-Corydon pastoral battle in Virgil's Seventh Eclogue.7 In this eclogue, Thyrsis and Corydon have a contest to determine who is the better singer. Its imprint, the Vandalia Press, issues novels, short stories, and creative non-fiction with a West Virginia connection, while its Journals division concentrates on literary studies (Victorian Poetry, Essays in Medieval Studies, Tolkien Studies), history (West Virginia History), and education (Education and Treatment of Children).

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In Virgil’s Seventh Eclogue, Thyrsis lost a singing match to Corydon and died.

MELIBOEUS CORYDON THYRSIS daphnis beneath a rustling ilex-tree had sat him down; Thyrsis and Corydon had gathered in the flock, Thyrsis the sheep, and Corydon the she-goats swollen with milk— both in the flower of age, Arcadians both, ready to sing, and in like strain reply. The name is again used for a shepherd boy in an English children's trilogy (Corydon and the Island of Monsters, Corydon and the Fall of Atlantis and Corydon and the Siege of Troy) by Tobias Druitt. To access this article, please, Access everything in the JPASS collection, Download up to 10 article PDFs to save and keep, Download up to 120 article PDFs to save and keep. The town of Corydon, Indiana is named after the shepherd of that hymn. Request Permissions.

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The name was also used by the Latin poets Siculus and, more significantly, Virgil.