- Epithalamic poetry
- Nuptial poetry
- Wedding songs
- found: Donne, J. The epithalamions, anniversaries, and epicedes, 1978.
- found: Dictionary.com, Feb. 7, 2013 (epithalamion plural epithalamia. A song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom)
- found: Cuddon, J.A. A dictionary of literary terms and literary theory, 1998 (epithalamion A song or poem sung outside the bride's room on her wedding night. Sappho is believed to have been the first poet to use it as a literary form; epithalamia; the traditional conventions of this form required the circumstances of a wedding, the events of the wedding day, and the celebration by the poet of the married couple's experience)
- found: Baldick, C. The Oxford dictionary of literary terms, 2008 (epithalamion (epithalamium) (plural -amia) A song or poem celebrating a wedding, and traditional intended to be sung outside the bridal chamber on the wedding night. Adjective: epithalamic)
- found: Quinn, E. A dictionary of literary and thematic terms, c1999 (epithalamion A poem written on the occasion of a wedding, usually celebrating the virtue and beauty of the bride.)
- found: Nabbes, T. Playes, maskes, epigrams, elegies, and epithalamiums, 1639.
- found: Wikipedia, Feb. 7, 2013 (Epithalamium. An epithalamium (Latin form of Greek epithalamion) is a poem written specifically for the bride on the way to her marital chamber. This form continued in popularity through the history of the classical world; the Roman poet Catullus wrote a famous epithalamium, which was translated from or at least inspired by a now-lost work of Sappho. It was originally among the Greeks a song in praise of bride and bridegroom, sung by a number of boys and girls at the door of the nuptial chamber; Epithalamia were also a painting genre popular in Italy during the Renaissance. These were nudes presented as wedding gifts, which were intended to wish newlyweds happiness and fertility. Venus and Cupid was a common subject. Although epithalamia existed only in poetic form during antiquity, during the Renaissance, it was believed that presenting gifts of erotic paintings was an ancient Roman tradition.)
- found: Feature of the Latin epithalamies of 18th century Lithuania, via WWW, Feb. 7, 2013 (Genre of the wedding poetry, developed in the ancient Greece, manifested itself as two kinds of the wedding hymns, i.e. hymeneals and epithalamies; epithalamic compositions; epithalamic poem)
- found: Cairns, F. Roman lyric, 2012, via Google books, viewed on Feb. 7, 2013: p. 282 (epithalamic poetry)
- found: Epithalamiums : an anthology of marriage poems from Chaucer to the modern, 2013, in Amazon.com website, viewed Feb. 7, 2013 (Book description: In the genre of poetry, nuptial poetry is singularly under-represented. The only extant anthology on nuptial poetry, published in the last decade of the nineteenth century, is now difficult to find, and does not have entries beyond the eighteenth century. The present anthology aims to compensate for this, and offers a comprehensive selection of epithalamic poetry from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.)
- found: Wither, G. Epithalamia, or, Nuptial poems upon the most blessed and happie mariage betweene the hight and mightie Prince Frederick the fifth, Count Palatine of the Rhein, Duke of Bauier, &c. and the most vertuous gracious and thrice excellent Princesse, Elizabeth, sole daughter to our dread soueraigne, Iames by the grace of God King of Great Britaine, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, &c. celebrated at White-Hall the fourteenth of Februarie, 1612, 1612.
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