Overview of content related to 'theseus' http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/taxonomy/term/2159/all?article-type=&term=&organisation=&project=&author=dave%20swarbrick&issue= RSS feed with Ariadne content related to specified tag en Oxford Puts Its Reference Works Online http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/oxford-reference-collection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser-article"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="/issue31/oxford-reference-collection#author1">Dave Swarbrick</a> on the new Oxford University Press reference Web site.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>What or who is ‘Ariadne’? She was, of course, the girl who fell in love with Theseus, who gave him the thread by which he found his way out of the labyrinth after killing the Minotaur. Her story was made into an opera by Strauss in which some of the greatest operatic stars have performed. But did you know that it has also inspired other composers like Handel, Dukas, Monteverdi, Haydn, and Musgrave, and many choreographers too? A Cretan dialect gave rise to the name, and St Ariadne was a Phrygian martyr.</p> <p><a href="http://live.ariadne.ac.uk/issue31/oxford-reference-collection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> issue31 feature article dave swarbrick jisc oxford university press university of oxford theseus authentication data digitisation graphics higher education opera research search technology standards tagging url vocabularies Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:00:00 +0000 editor 866 at http://live.ariadne.ac.uk