Pluto and Proserpina the king and queen of Fairyland. Ptolemy . . . almagest Ptolemy was a second century a.d. astronomer whose chief work was the Almagest. The Wife of Bath's quote shows that she is familiar with such a famous person. Pygmalion, Zeuxis (Zanzis), Apelles Pygmalion created a statue so beautiful that he fell in love with it; Zeuxis was a fourth-century b.c. painter known for the beauty of his portraits; Apelles was a famous Jewish painter who decorated the tomb of Darius. Legendarily, these three argued over who had the best right to create Virginia's beauty. Pyrrhus the Greek who slew Priam, the king of Troy. Que la meaning "Who's there?" Queen Semiramis (Semyrame) Assyrian queen, founder of Babylon, noted for her beauty and strength, and the epitome of licentiousness and decadent behavior. The Man of Law compares the Sultan's mother to her. quoniam
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Zeuxis, fourthcentury b.c. painter, famous Jewish painter, Apelles Pygmalion, Esther biblical women, great church fathers