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  • The 15th is most famous for being the setting for 'NYPD Blue', but it also showed up in the "Tithonus" episode of 'The X-Files'.

    Archive 2009-04-19

  • L. Thetis, the mother of Achilles, persuaded Vulcan to make arms for her son, and so had Aurora, the goddess of dawn, 'Tithonus' spouse, 'when her son Memnon went to Troy to fight against the Greeks.

    The Aeneid of Virgil Translated into English Verse by E. Fairfax Taylor

  • 'Tithonus', 'Tiresias', 'The Death of Oenone', 'Demeter and Persephone', the passage beginning "From the woods" in 'The Gardener's Daughter', which is a parody of Theocritus, 'Id.', vii., 139 'seq.', while the

    The Early Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • * "Tithonus," by Tennyson, had appeared in the preceding

    Roundabout Papers

  • Contemporary glory is comparatively dear; it is sold by the column, -- for columns have got over their Horatian antipathies; but the bibliographer will thank you for the name of any man that has ever printed a book, nay, his gratitude will glow in exact proportion to the obscurity of the author, and one may thus confer perpetuity at least (which is a kind of Tithonus-immortality) upon some respected progenitor, or assure it to himself, with little trouble and at the cost of a postage-stamp.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859

  • • This is from the Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite, on Tithonus's mistake of asking for eternal life yet not eternal youth:But when loathsome old age pressed full upon him, and he could not move nor lift his limbs, this seemed to her in her heart the best counsel: she laid him in a room and put to the shining doors.

    Torchwood: Miracle Day – episode two

  • It sounds like that of Tithonus, the lover of the Dawn goddess Eos.

    Futurama: Evolution under Attack - The Panda's Thumb

  • Tithonus was condemned to a uselessly aged body, MRC-5 to a uselessly young one.

    Tithonus and the rubella vaccine

  • Science teacher: Tithonus and the rubella vaccine skip to main

    Tithonus and the rubella vaccine

  • I've always been quite creeped out by the old man who cannot die (though he rots away, apparently -- which is ironic since the X-Files episode is called Tithonus) ...

    Last of the Time Lords

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  • Aurora's beloved

    February 22, 2010