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Theodora and Didymus

Mary Deverell

Theodora and Didymus

or, the exemplification of pure love and vital religion. An heroic poem, in three cantos. With an appendix, consisting of a pindaric ode, ... and poetical epistles, ... by Mrs. Mary Deverell, ...

by Mary Deverell

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Published by printed for, and sold by, the author; likewise by the following booksellers: Messrs. Dodsley; Stockdale, and Miss Davis; Robson; Cadell; Wilkie: also by Bull and Meyler, Bath; and by most booksellers in town and countryb in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesTheodora & Didymus
SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 4227, no. 01.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationxv,[5],xvii-xxii,[2],80,32p.
Number of Pages8032
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16934493M

Martyrs in Alexandria, ra was a virgin who was sentenced to a brothel as punishment for being a Christian during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian. She was rescued from the infamous house by Didymus, who was still a pagan but who was converted by her beautiful example of fidelity to Christ. They were martyred together. For this concert performance, Louise Alder (Theodora) and Iestyn Davies (Didymus) suffered death by sitting down. One of the interesting features of this performance was the subtle interaction between the soloists, and the sensitive aspects of staging so often overlooked in concert performances.

Didymus, a Roman convert and in love with Theodora, pleads for mercy for Theodora, but Valens, the Governor, decides that loyalty to the Emperor is more important to him than his own sympathies. And so the tale unfolds, with Theodora confined in (and then escaping from) a brothel, but without the last minute twist and happy ending that was. Prefaces to four seventeenth-century romances: Roger Boyle, Lord Broghill, preface to Parthenissa () Sir George Mackenzie, "Apologie for romances," prefixed to Aretina, the serious romance () Nathaniel Ingelo, preface to Bentivolio and Urania () Robert Boyle, preface to Theodora and Didymus ().

  Theodora and Didymus are eventually condemned to death. The oratorio concludes with a consoling chorus for the Christians, “O, love divine,” magnificently performed here. Theodora (HWV 68) is a dramatic oratorio in three acts by George Frideric Handel, set to an English libretto by Thomas Morell. The oratorio concerns the Christian martyr Theodora and her Christian-converted Roman lover, Didymus. It had its first performance at Covent Garden Theatre on .


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The martyrdom of Theodora and of Didymus by a person of honour. Boyle, Robert, Attributed to Robert Boyle.

BLC. First edition; published later () under title: Love and religion demonstrated in the martyrdom of Theodora, and of Didymus. [30], [i.e. ], [6] : Robert Boyle. It's a religious work, made up of contemplative prayers that espouse virtue and chastity, but, along with the fate of Didymus, who loves Theodora in a pure fashion, there are other noble sentiments in the work that celebrate valour in the face of tyranny and martyrdom/5(13).

Book 2 only; the manuscript to book 1 was lost. Collation of print ed.: 8vo. A⁸ a⁸ B-Q⁸ (first and last leaves blank). [32], [i.e. ], [8] p.

; 17 cm. ""Beginning with p. 31 there are frequent mistakes in the pagination, which after becomes hopelessly confused. 71 and are paged on the inner margin."--Fulton. Set in a time of Theodora and Didymus book Rome’s persecution of the Christians, Handel’s late masterpiece Theodora tells of the tragic martyrdom of the heroine and her lover Didymus.

Pre-Congregation. Feast. 28 April. Saints Theodora and Didymus (died ) are Christian saints whose legend Theodora and Didymus book based on a 4th-century acta and the word of Saint Ambrose.

This story is probably at least partially fictitious. The pair were martyred in the reigns of. The Holy Martyrs Theodora the Virgin and Didymus the Soldier suffered for Christ during the persecution against Christians under the emperor Diocletian (), in the city of Alexandria in either the year or The Virgin Martyr Theodora, standing trial before the prefect Eustratius of Alexandria, bravely confessed herself a Christian.

Didymus, a fellow Christian, helped her escape by exchanging clothes with her. It was a brilliant idea, properly executed, but when the trickery was discovered, Didymus was arrested and sentenced to death.

Theodora returned to the city from hiding, hoping to secure the release of Didymus by surrendering her own life. Theodora fervently prayed to God to save her from defilement and while she was praying, a soldier by the name of Didymus came to her and told her that he also is a servant of Christ, dressed her in his military attire and he, in her female attire.

Then, he permitted her. Theodora is a dramatic oratorio in three acts by George Frideric Handel, set to an English libretto by Thomas Morell. The oratorio concerns the Christian martyr Theodora and her Christian-converted Roman lover, Didymus.

It had its first performance at Covent Garden Theatre on 16 March Not popular with audiences in Handel's day, Theodora is now recognised as a masterpiece and is.

Among the Christians of Alexandria, there was a zealous young man, named Didymus, who desiring earnestly to rescue the virgin of Christ out of her danger, habited himself like a soldier, and went boldly into the room where she was. Theodora, seeing him approach her, was at first much troubled, and fled from him into the several corners of the room.

Oratorio Theodora (Handel) (HWV 68), an oratorio by George Frideric Handel, based on the story of Theodora and Didymus Theodora Greece, British actress Theodora Keogh, American novelist Saint Theodora of Sihla, Orthodox saint Theodora (Roman martyr), 2nd-century Christian martyr and saint.

The martyrdom of Theodora and of Didymus by a person of honour. Boyle, Robert, And tho' almost all the first Book was want∣ing, (upon which account, I could not be remov'd from my Resolu∣tion not to trouble my self about it) yet there was so much of the Second Book.

The martyrdom of Theodora and of Didymus by a person of honour. Boyle, Robert, London: Printed by H. Clark, for John Taylor and Christopher Skegnes dewiki Theodora und Didymus; enwiki Theodora and Didymus; frwiki Théodora et Didyme; itwiki Teodora e Didimo; plwiki Teodora i Dydym; shwiki Teodora i Didim; srwiki Теодора и Дидим; swwiki Theodora, Didimo, Afrodisi na Viktorini.

Didymus enters Theodora™s cell. He wonders at her beauty as she lies entranced in prayer. His presence startles her but he reveals himself to be a friend. Theodora begs him to kill her and save her from Valens™ sentence. Didymus refuses, proposing that she should don his Roman uniform and escape, leaving him in the cell.

Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Love and Religion Demonstrated in the Martyrdom of Theodora, and of Didymus Love and Religion Demonstrated in the Martyrdom of Theodora, and of Didymus.

Edited by Colin Timms. Text by Thomas Morrell after Robert Boyle's "The Martyrdom of Theodora and Didymus" (London, ) and the play "Theodora, vierge et martyre" by Pierre Corneille (). First complete critical edition based on the Urtext of the Halle Handel Edition, Series I, Band Preface in Ger.

and Eng. Includes all versions. The Holy Martyrs Didymus the Soldier and Theodora the Virgin suffered for Christ during the persecution against Christians under the emperor Diocletian (), in the city of Alexandria in either the year or The Virgin Martyr Theodora, standing trial before the prefect Eustratius of Alexandria, bravely confessed herself a Christian.

Theodora () Theodora (HWV 68) is an oratorio in three acts by George Frideric Handel, set to an English libretto by Thomas Morell. The oratorio concerns the Christian martyr Theodora and her Christian-converted Roman lover, Didymus. Morell’s main source was the religious novel The Martyrdom of Theodora and of Didymus by the Hon.

Robert Boyle (–91), now mainly remembered for his pioneer work in physics and chemistry. The Martyrdom was published inbut only as ‘Book II’ of a work of which the first half had become lost. [An oratorio in three acts, it concerns the Christian martyrdom of Theodora and her Roman lover Didymus.] When Glyndebourne asked me where they should begin with staging Handel, it .Recitative: 'Tis Kind, My Friends (Didymus, Theodora) Chorus: How Strange Their Ends (Heathens) Recitative: On Me Your Frowns (Didymus, Theodora, Valens) Recitative: And Must Such Beauty Suffer!

(Didymus, Theodora, Septimius) Air: Streams Of Pleasure Ever Flowing (Didymus), Duet: Thither Let Our Hearts Aspire (Theodora, Didymus) Price: $Theodora wakes with a start, but is relieved to find that it is Didymus, who urges her to change clothes with him so that she can escape.

She asks rather that Didymus kill her so that she can die with her virginity intact, but he eventually persuades to her to follow his plan, and the two bid each other an emotional farewell.