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2008-08-17 18:00:29

Fresh from their triumph over the less than inspiring material they worked with last April, in Russian author Mayakovsky's The Bedbug, the Young Company travels south to Greece for an ancient tragedy. This company, very much at the forefront of the country's youth theatre groups, boldly tackles the widest range of drama, and even their less successful productions, reassuringly few in number, display imagination and the commitment to ensemble work which has always been one of their strong...

2007-02-16 18:49:24

ATHENS, Greece - Sections of an ancient Greek theater were discovered on Thursday during construction work in an Athens suburb, archaeologists said. Until now, only two such buildings were known in the ancient city where western theater originated more than 2,500 years ago. Fifteen rows of concentric stone seats have been located so far in the northwestern suburb of Menidi, according to Vivi Vassilopoulou, Greece's general director of antiquities. "Another section appears to lie under a...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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