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Epithalamium Poem: A Definition

by New Gresham Encyclopedia

Epithalamium (Gr. epi, on, and thalamos, a chamber), a nuptial song or poem in praise of a bride and bridegroom. Among the Greeks and Romans it was sung by young men and maids at the door of the bridal chamber of a newly-married couple. Epithalamia have been written by Spenser, Ben Jonson, and Donne.

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