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Source:   Shoes -- ancient


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Cothurnus.

Image ID: 825576

Cothurnus. (1896)


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Image Details

Image Title

:  Cothurnus.

Published Date

: 1896

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 12 x 12 cm. (4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)

Notes

: Printed on border: "Co-thurn-us, s. Lat. from Gr. … Roman & Greek drama: a boot or buskin worn by the actors in tragedies. It reached half way up the leg, and sometimes almost to the knees, and had a very tick sole for the purpose of increasing the apparent stature of the performer. The actors in comedies wore a thin slipper called soccus, and hence cothurnus and soccus were employed figuratively to denote tragedy and comedy respectively …"

Original Source

: From Encyclopaedic dictionary. (New York : New York Newspaper Syndicate, 1896) Hunter, Robert (1823-1897), Editor. Morris, Charles (1833-1922), Editor.

Source

: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Shoes -- ancient

Source Description

: 1 folder (18 pictures)

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC SHOE-Anc

Digital ID

: 825576

Record ID

: 718969

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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