Romeo and Juliet- Allusions: Act 2

Venus the Roman goddess of love
purblind son and heir, young Adam Cupid a reference to Cupid, who is the son of Venus
King Cophetua according to legend, ___________a was the king of a colony in Africa. He falls in love at first sight with a beggar maid
Jove( Jupiter) king of gods in Roman Mythology
Echo in Roman Mythology, a nymph who loved the sound of her own voice- Mercutio
Titan also called Helios,______ is the sun personified; he was often depicted driving a chariot of fire
Saint Francis may refer to a number of Roman Catholic Saints
Jesu Maria an expression similar to “Oh my goodness”
blind bow-boy’s butt shaft the blunt end of Cupid’s arrow
Prince of Cats Tybalt is called the ______________ the name Tybalt comes from a trickseter tale about a fox
Prick-song music that has been written down
Passado a forward thrust in fencing or sword fighting
Punto Reverso a backhanded thrust in fencing or swordfighting
Hai a thrust that goes straight through
Jesu Jesus
Petrarch Francesco Petrarca, an Italian poet and scholar
Laura the subject of love poetry by Petrarch
Dido the founder and first queen of Carthage
Cleopatra the last queen of Egypt
Helen in Greek mythology, the daughter of Zeus; her abduction brought about the Trojan War
Hero a priestess of Aphrodite; lover of Leander
Thisbe in Roman Mythology, Pyramus and ______ were famous lovers who were forbidden to be wed because of their parent’s rivalry- Romeo and Juliet couldn’t get married because of family feud
Jacks rowdy young men