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She analyzes how theatrical fools who question imposed social values in urban contexts (including the sayagues dialect of comic rustics, the miles gloriosus stock figure, and other examples from the period) form a base of comic drama upon which subsequent generations could build.
But the authors invite us to give Mardonius that credibility here; Bessus is such an identifiable type, the miles gloriosus, that we are encouraged not only to share Mardonius's certainty about him, but to approach subsequent characters with a similar means of typological evaluation, and a similar certainty as to their type.
CI: Two years ago we planted a Ceanothus gloriosus in our backyard.
Although Bottom is presented as a sympathetic figure, one with, as well as at, whom we can laugh, it seems syllogistic to infer that therefore Shakespeare's depiction of the mulus gloriosus was intended to model the masculine ideal.
Die vier komedies in die bundel is Brigadier Bek (Miles Gloriosus [MG], 1984), Die Gebodder met die Broeders (Menaechmi [Men.
The trouble is, Philia has already been promised to the soon-arriving Miles Gloriosus (Tom Sandock), a Roman warrior with a severe case of narcissism easily rivaling that of "Beauty and the Beast's" Gaston.
The greater factor in Tertullian's change of attitude may well have been the influx of Christians into the military profession, which aroused Tertullian to the potential dangers therein, as Gero, "Miles Gloriosus," 289-91, posits.
In Frye's comic lexicon, he is also a miles gloriosus, or braggart soldier character (90), a comic type going all the way back to Aristophanes, and continuing through the Roman comic dramatists, Plautus and Terence, to today's popular film comedies, where we often see the male braggart, who trash talks about others and inflates his exploits to compensate for his obvious inadequacies.
Neil Callan sent the Michael Jarvistrained raider into the lead two furlongs from home and, once in front, Pressing was never in danger and came clear to beat the staying-on Miles Gloriosus by three and a quarter lengths.
8) Nempe, meaning "in fact," is found in Cicero and Lucretius, but also in Plautus, Miles Gloriosus, lines 906, 922; Trinummus, lines 328, 427; see Terence, Phormio 2.
Et hec et ei similia significant significatione vera et manifesta Deum, qui non alteratur et non separatur et non est novus neque factus, quoniam ipsa est propinquior scientie nostre quam Ipse gloriosus et quia ipsa est viator perducens ad Eum.
Classic Greek comedy needed to deflate a self-deceived alazon [a braggart character], and Roman comedy needed to chasten a posturing miles gloriosus [boastful sofdier], in order to restore order to a society thrown into confusion.