dithyramb


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a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing

(ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus)

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The dithyrambs of the 1960s offered a promising modus operandi, which Lupertz soon tested out on the most loaded subject imaginable at the time--Germany's fascist past.
But Arion no longer needs his physical body; he leaves his art to the world--to the wolfish sailors, to those whom he taught the dithyramb in Corinth, and to those who will use his art form generations after his death.
Hollingdale, in his introduction to Dithyrambs of Dionysus, while agreeing that Dionysus ("as an ideogram for the 'uncivilized' energies") and Apollo (as "the civilizing force") are posited as a duality, also adds that Nietzsche was not satisfied with this dualistic position that he had imposed on nature and the sublime art of tragedy.
The effect depends on charisma more than on the rhetorical arts, traditionally defined: his stock-in-trade is not the syllogism but the dithyramb, to which he feels free to sacrifice, in no particular order, formality, facts, beauty, grammar, and good sense.
The exhibition also includes a new set of poems, Dithyramb, 1962, bought for mima's collection and being shown for the first time in this tour.
82) Eupolis in his [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] K-A 107, (83) pictured the politician and dithyramb poet Cinesias being followed by two trees:
For a Western example of this interpretive move, one of the early theses proposed by Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928), perhaps the most important member of the Cambridge Ritualists group, stated that tragedy originated in the choral dithyramb, a kind of ritual dance in honor of Dionysus.
This mega event, as we see now with the Euro-zone dithyramb, has multiple consequences on both the European inner cultural, socio-economic and political balances as well as on China's (overheated) growth.
1) This mega event, as we see now with the Euro-zone dithyramb, has multiple consequences on both the inner-European cultural, socio-economic and political balance as well as on China's (overheated) growth.
Included among them, was a directive that each of the ten tribes must send one men's chorus and one boy's chorus to sing and dance a dithyramb and compete in the annual City Dionysia.
In contrast with the Apollonian realm of image and semblance, the Dionysian aesthetic is associated with the "imageless art of music" grounded in the Dionysian dithyramb, a hymn to the god Dionysus (Tragedy 14, 51).
This mega event, as we see now with the Euro-zone dithyramb, has multiple consequences on both the European inner cultural, socioeconomic and political balances as well as on the China's (overheated) growth.
William Archer penned a remarkable dithyramb to Death, and denied that Mr.
20) It is worth observing that satire is so confused in Frye's thought at this stage that he actually forgets to include it in a list of the different forms of the lyric, "which is of four general types: poem, elegy, idyll & dithyramb (no, five: the 'satiric')" (NBAC 78).
Ever since 3 wars ago that dithyramb of ticky-tick, boom, brrrrr we hear the moan has been meeting many others & you ask how to get over it .