labyrinth

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labyrinth

(Complex), noun complexity, confused situation, difficulty, enigma, involvement, intricate state, knotty problem, maze, mystery, problem, puzzle, riddle, tangle

labyrinth

(Winding course), noun circuitous course, complex course, complexity, complicated arrangement, complication, convolution, involvement, maze, meander, meanderings, problem, puzzle, tortuousness course, winding path, windings and turnings
See also: ambiguity, complex, complication, confusion, entanglement, imbroglio, involution, snarl
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If we return now to Dorat's evocation of the ballet for the Polish ambassadors, we can see how loaded was his comparison of that performance to the Cretan labyrinth and to Ascanius's ludus.
In ancient Greek art, the same pattern, whatever it was called, was associated explicitly with the Cretan labyrinth.
But when he wanted to describe Daedalus's Cretan labyrinth in book 8 of that poem, he chose to evoke it chiefly by means of a simile describing the winding of the Meander river.
The puzzlement of the victim trapped in the Cretan labyrinth becomes the confusion of the river uncertain which way to approach the sea.