from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pantomime, 1.


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  • Nothing more variable than voices, yet men can likewise discern them personally: nay, you shall have a buffon or pantomimus will express as many as he pleaseth.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Trajan had, however, a favourite in the _pantomimus_ Pylades.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • To us the mimetic posturing of the _pantomimus_ appears an almost ridiculous substitute for drama; but the dancing of the actors seems to have been extraordinarily artistic and at times to have had a profound effect upon the emotions of the audience, [104] while the brilliant success in our own time of plays in dumb show, such as the famous _Enfant Prodigue, _ should be a warning against treating the

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • The words of the play were relegated to a chorus, while the character, actions, and emotions of the person represented by the words of the chorus were set forth by the dress, gesticulation, and dancing of the _pantomimus_.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • It is, however, possible that he was banished by Trajan or Hadrian, though it would surprise us to find Trajan, for all the debauchery of his private life, so far under the influence of an actor [712] as to sacrifice a Roman citizen to his displeasure; while as regards Hadrian it is noteworthy that the very satire said to have offended the _pantomimus_ contains an eloquent panegyric of that emperor.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • For the general history of the pantomimus see Friedländer,

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • They have been influenced by the pantomimus and the dramatic recitation so fashionable in their day, inasmuch as they lack connexion, and, though containing effective episodes, are of far too loose a texture to be effective drama.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • The pantomimus aspired to render the emotions of terror or love more speakingly by gesture than it was possible to do by speech; and ancient critics, while deploring, seem to have admitted this claim.

    The History of Roman Literature From the earliest period to the death of Marcus Aurelius

  • _pantomimus_ executed a mimetic dance illustrating a libretto sung by

    The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura

  • _libretti_ written for the _pantomimus_, [262] while the _Saturnalia_ were light verse sent as presents to friends on the festival of

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal


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