Questions tagged [robert-greene]

Questions related to the works of the English author Robert Greene (1558–1592) and his life as a writer. Greene wrote prose works, plays and verse. His prose work 'Pandosto' was a source for Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale'.

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What does “card” in the title “Gwydonius; The Card of Fancie” mean?

Robert Greene's novel Gwydonius; The Card of Fancie was first published in 1584. The novel's main character, Gwydonius, is the only son of the the duke of Mettelyne (presumably Mytilene). He travels ...
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What work or story about Lampana and Cleophila is Robert Greene referring to?

In Robert Greene's novel Gwydonius; The Carde of Fancie, the character Melytta has guessed that Castania has fallen in love. At the end of a long speech, she says to Castania (italics from the ...
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Which part of Propertius' Elegies is Castania referring to?

In Robert Greene's novel Gwydonius; The Carde of Fancie, Castania says to her suitor Valericus (italics from the original, bold by me), Ah Valericus, hast thou forgot the saying of Propertius, that ...
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Which part or quote in Cicero is Greene referring to?

In Robert Greene's novel Gwydonius; The Carde of Fancie, one of the characters, Castania, uses the following words in her rejection of Gwydonius (italics from the origin; bold by me): Better it is ...
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What sort of nemiphar's oil provided protection against torpedoes?

In Robert Greene's novel Gwydonius; The Carde of Fancie (published in 1584) Clerophontes gives his son Gwydonius the following advice (italics from the original; bold by me): Who so meanes to be a ...