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Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Shoes -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC SHOE-Anc
Shoes -- To 500
Clothing & dress -- Greece -- To 499
Clothing & dress -- Rome -- To 499
Shoes -- To 499
Boots -- To 499
Content: Printed on border: "Co-thurn-us, s. Lat. from Gr. … Roman & Greek drama: a boot or buskin worn by the actors in tragedies. It reached half way up the leg, and sometimes almost to the knees, and had a very tick sole for the purpose of increasing the apparent stature of the performer. The actors in comedies wore a thin slipper called soccus, and hence cothurnus and soccus were employed figuratively to denote tragedy and comedy respectively …"
Source note: Encyclopaedic dictionary. (New York : New York Newspaper Syndicate, 1896) Hunter, Robert (1823-1897), Editor. Morris, Charles (1833-1922), Editor.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1711819
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17657589
Barcode: 33333159385158
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2c92fff0-c563-012f-acfe-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cothurnus." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-331d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cothurnus." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 29, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-331d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1896). Cothurnus. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-331d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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