1.24.2013

The Guermantes Way: III p 263-71

p 263 | Icarus (Son of Daedalus who dared to fly too near the sun on wings of feathers and wax) ; Theseus (mythical founder-king of Athens) and Heracles (a divine hero in Greek mythology, son of Zeus and Alcmene, was the greatest of the Greek heroes, later known as Hercules.)
p 263 | The Golden Rose is a gift that popes have for centuries conferred as a token of esteem and paternal affection on illustrious churches and shrines, as well as on distinguished persons, governments or cities conspicuous for their Catholic endeavor and loyalty to the Holy See.
p 263 | Alphonse de Lamartine (French writer, poet, politician, 1790-1869).
p 263 | Marie-Antoinette :  her hairstyles and her life.
Ristori
p 264 | Antoine Coysevox (French sculptor, 1640-1720); work in Versailles.
p 264 | Adelaide Ristori (Italian actress, 1821-1906)  >>
p 265 | Choiseul family
p  265-6 | House of France & the Medicis
p 266 | Franz Liszt (Hungarian composer, 1811-86).
p 266 | Princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (1819–87), Polish noblewoman who pursued a 40-year liaison/relationship with Liszt.
p 267 | Bowing as greeting
p 269 | preciosity = fastidious refinement
p 269 | Marie de Rohan-Montbazon, duchess de Chevreuse (1600–79), French aristocrat; Charles d'Albert, Duke of Luynes (1578–1621)
Liszt by Nadar
p 270 |  Carmen Sylva: poet/royalty
p 270 | Duchess of Aosta = Maria Letizia Bonaparte (1866–1926)
p 271 | Scriveners