EMEDD Citations for "cothurnus"

Ian Lancashire
University of Toronto

for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999

  1. Cothurnus (Latin entry by Thomas Cooper 1565, fol. ff5v)

    Cothurnus, cothúrni. Cic. A kynde of buskins that might indifferently be out on bothe legges. A slipper high soled.
    Purpureóque altè suras vincire cothurno. Virg.
    Cothurnus. Iuuenal. A slipper, moyle, or pantople.
    ¶ Cothurnos inducebant tragœdi, quum in theatro dicturi erant. Vnde pro ipsis tragœdis, & pro alto dicendi genere
    accipiuntur. Virg. A lofty and high stile.
    Tragici cothurni. Horat.
    Duro cothurno reserare aliquid. Ouid. To make a tragedy of a thyng.
    Magnum loqui, nitíque cothurno. Horat. To speake loftily and trust much to his high and ample style
    Sophoclæus cothurnus. Virgil.

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