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Encyclopedia > Gradus ad Parnassum

Gradus, or Gradus ad Parnassum (a step to Parnassus), is a Latin (or Greek) dictionary, in which the quantities of the vowels of the words are marked. Mount Parnassus (also Mount Parnassos) is a mountain in central Greece that towers above Delphi. ... Latin is an Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... ... Note: This page contains phonetic information presented in the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) using Unicode. ...


Synonyms, epithets and poetical expressions and extracts are also included under the more important headings, the whole being intended as an aid for students in Greek and Latin verse composition. Synonyms (in ancient Greek syn συν = plus and onoma όνομα = name) are different words with similar or identical meanings. ... Linguistics An epithet (Greek epitheton) is a descriptive word or phrase, often metaphoric, that is essentially a reduced or condensed appositive. ... Latin is an Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ...


The first Latin gradus was compiled in 1702 by the Jesuit Paul Aler (1656-1727), a famous schoolmaster. There is a Latin gradus by CD Yonge (1850); English-Latin by AC Ainger and HG Wintle (1890); Greek by J Brasse (1828) and E Maltby (1815), bishop of Durham. Events March 8 - William III died; Princess Anne Stuart becomes Queen Anne of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ...


Gradus ad Parnassum is also the name of a seminal textbook on counterpoint written by Johann Joseph Fux in 1725, but used well into the 20th century in music instruction. Counterpoint is a musical technique involving the simultaneous sounding of separate musical lines. ... Johann Joseph Fux (1660 – February 13, 1741) was an Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue of the late Baroque era. ...


Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum is a satirical piano composition by Claude Debussy poking fun at Fux's exercises. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclop√¶dia Britannica, which is in the public domain. Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1910-1911) represents the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century; indeed, it was advertised as such. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


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Gradus, or Gradus ad Parnassum ("steps to Parnassus"), is a Latin (or Greek) dictionary, in which the quantities of the vowels of the words are marked.
Gradus ad Parnassum is also the name of a seminal textbook on counterpoint written by Johann Joseph Fux in 1725, but used well into the 20th century in music instruction.
Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum is a satirical piano composition by Claude Debussy in his suite, Children's Corner, poking fun at Muzio Clementi's book of instructional piano pieces, Gradus ad Parnassum.
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