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Qs: Aesthetic Effects!; Help with Motto
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0206  Tuesday, 10 March 1998.

[1]     From:   Scott Crozier <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 10 Mar 1998 10:04:12 +1000
        Subj:   Aesthetic Effects!

[2]     From:   Franklin J. Hildy <
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        Date:   Monday, 09 Mar 1998 15:22:29 -0500
        Subj:   Help with "totus mundus facit histrionem"


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From:           Scott Crozier <
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Date:           Tuesday, 10 Mar 1998 10:04:12 +1000
Subject:        Aesthetic Effects!

I am wondering if anyone on the list can help me,  I once heard of a
description of a person who was physically overcome by the aesthetic
beauty of a painting (I believe).  This was then medically described.
Does anybody know the name of this syndrome / effect / phenomenon?

Regards,
Scott Crozier

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From:           Franklin J. Hildy <
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Date:           Monday, 09 Mar 1998 15:22:29 -0500
Subject:        Help with "totus mundus facit histrionem"

I've received the following request for a friend on the classics list. I
know I have read a good deal about this motto somewhere in the past but
can't for the life of me remember where at the moment. Can anyone out
there give us a hand on this? My thanks in advance.

"The Classics list has been arguing about a Latin motto supposedly
painted on the Globe-"totus mundus facit histrionem" or some such. They
want to know where it came from and what it's supposed to mean (it's
pretty bad Latin). Do you know? "

Franklin J.  Hildy
 

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