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Re: Palladis Tamia
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1468  Monday 23 August 1999.

From:           Allan Blackman <
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Date:           Friday, 20 Aug 1999 17:41:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Palladis Tamia

My thanks to the respondents who identified _Palladis Tamia_ as Greek.

I had previously noticed the similarity to the Latin for 'Thames'

        Tamesis -is m. or Tamesa -ae f.

but I rejected it because 'Tamia' would not be a proper Latin form.
However, in the punny world of the Elizabethans, I guess any play on
words is possible.

Allan Blackman
 

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