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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The daughter of Eurydice and Acrisius and mother of Perseus who was imprisoned by her father in a bronze chamber.

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  • "It was the word Danae which you used that surprised me.

    Ten Years Later

  • At least one of his paintings, however, the " Danae " from Munich ' s Altepinacotek unfortunately not in the Met exhibition is among the most effectively erotic works to come out of Northern Europe in the 16th century.

    Gossart

  • Chemmis in the Theban district near Neapolis, and in this city there is a temple of Perseus the son of Danae which is of a square shape, and round it grow date-palms: the gateway of the temple is built of stone and of very great size, and at the entrance of it stand two great statues of stone.

    The History of Herodotus

  • [295] This line is very like a Fragment in the "Danae" of Euripides.

    Plutarch's Morals

  • Rome, where he copied some works by Titian, notably the "Danae".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • This rule is observed by most of the Egyptians; but there is a large city named Chemmis in the Theban district near Neapolis, and in this city there is a temple of Perseus the son of Danae which is of a square shape, and round it grow date-palms: the gateway of the temple is built of stone and of very great size, and at the entrance of it stand two great statues of stone.

    An Account of Egypt: Being the Second Book of His Histories Called Euterpe. Paras. 20-39

  • Perseus the son of Danae which is of a square shape, and round it grow date-palms: the gateway of the temple is built of stone and of very great size, and at the entrance of it stand two great statues of stone.

    The history of Herodotus — Volume 1

  • There are two Venuses by Titian very like that of Dresden, but the heads have not the same dignity; and a Danae which is a replica of the Vienna one.

    Castilian Days

  • This holds good to a certain extent also of Lorenzo Lotto, who, in the earliest known examples ” the so-called Danae of Sir Martin Conway's collection, and the

    The Earlier Work of Titian

  • The present in which he so fiercely lives is possessed of genuine, as opposed to emulative tradition; one gladly finds no modish invocations to Blake and Rimbaud but a personal (and therefore poetically energizing0 sense of classic antiquity (as His "Danae" or the Anacoreaon poems) and he has a kind of instinctual connection with the profound past: instead of admiring the primitive he seems almost to have been there:

    Poetry

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