Androcles and the Lion


Androcles and the Lion
An|dro|cles and the Li|on
an ancient Roman story about a ↑slave called Androcles who escapes from his owner and meets a lion with a ↑thorn (=a sharp pointed part of a plant) in its foot. Androcles removes the thorn. Later he is caught and is made to fight with a lion in the ↑arena as punishment for escaping, but the lion is the same one that he helped, and instead of attacking him, it greets him as a friend.

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  • Androcles and the Lion — may refer to:* Androcles and the Lion (play), a play by George Bernard Shaw * Androcles and the Lion (1952 film), a film based on the play by George Bernard Shaw and produced by Gabriel Pascal.The classical root of these works lies in the story… …   Wikipedia

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  • Androcles and the Lion — a comedy (1913) by G. B. Shaw. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Androcles and the Lion (play) — Androcles and the Lion is a 1912 play written by George Bernard Shaw. Androcles and the Lion is Shaw s retelling of the tale of Androcles, a slave who is saved by the requited mercy of a lion. In the play, Shaw makes Androcles out to be one of… …   Wikipedia

  • Androcles and the Lion (1952 film) — Infobox Film name = Androcles and the Lion caption = DVD cover imdb id = 0044355 director = Chester Erskine writer = George Bernard Shaw Ken Englund Chester Erskine starring = Jean Simmons Victor Mature Alan Young producer = Gabriel Pascal… …   Wikipedia

  • Androclès et le Lion — Données clés Titre original Androcles and the Lion Réalisation Chester Erskine Nicholas Ray (non crédité) Scénario roman : George Bernard Shaw adaptation : Chester Erskine Ken Englund Acteurs pr …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Androclès et le lion — Androcles and the Lion    Comédie de Chester Erskine, d après la pièce de George Bernard Shaw, avec Jean Simmons, Alan Young, Victor Mature.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1952   Technique: noir et blanc   Durée: 1 h 38    Résumé    L… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • Androcles — (or Androclus), is a character, who may not have been entirely fictional, in tales that describe him as a slave in the Roman Empire in the early 1st century CE, about the time of Tiberius but possibly in the reign of Caligula. The classic tale… …   Wikipedia

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