By Simon Gray
Brothers proportion the home they grew up in, after which percentage the girl they either love. they've got a daughter, yet who's the daddy? Spanning thirty years and supplying a brand new slant at the everlasting triangle, Simon Gray’s humorous, sardonic new play Japes is pushed via involuntary cruelties, harmful injuries of destiny of the poor ravages of time.
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Japes (Nick Hern Books Drama Classics)
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Nevertheless, it is clear from nonmedical texts that women did perform nursing tasks. Children will also have been called upon to help attend the sick. 2), gives us a touching portrait of little Cyrus caring for his grandfather Astyages: For when his grandfather fell sick, Cyrus never left him nor did he ever stop crying, but it was obvious to everyone that he was terribly afraid his grandfather might die. For even at night, if Astyages needed something, Cyrus was the first to perceive it and, the most untiring of all, he would jump up to perform whatever service he thought would please him, so that he won over Astyages completely.
30 We have little information about Greek bedrooms because these can rarely be identified through archaeological evidence. 31 Bedrooms were smaller and would have contained sparse furnishings: a chest, perhaps, and a kline¯ , which could function as both bed and couch. 64). Gisela Richter (1966, 52 – 63) reviews the evidence for various types of kline¯ . Not all were light and portable, but one could easily improvise a bed by piling blankets on a floor or courtyard, or laying down a stibas, or mattress.
It is hard to find much detachment here. True, the two men are merely lifelong friends rather than blood kin, so the speaker differs from the proverbial man who cannot weep for his doomed children because his sorrow is too great for tears (Arist. Rh. 1386a20 –22; cf. Hdt. 14). Yet the speaker, as he evokes their mutual weeping, seeks to demonstrate his closeness to Thrasylochus, not his distance from him. indb 34 8/7/06 12:47:53 PM hom e nurs in g 35 I believe that oiktos and eleos terms are missing for two reasons that may be operating simultaneously.