By extension, the entire, evolving art-historical canon might be seen as one long dithyramb
in its honour.
In the Dionysiac dithyramb
man is stimulated to the highest intensification of his symbolic powers; something that he has never felt before urgently demands to be expressed: the destruction of the veil of maya, one-ness as the genius of humankind, indeed of nature itself.
In making the argument that Anna takes on the choral role, I am therefore implying that she invokes the Dionysian element, since the chorus, with its musical dithyrambs
rooted in the mysterious origins of Greek tragedy as religious expression, represents what Nietzsche saw as the Dionysian spirit of intoxication.
The laureate part doesn't sound very democratic either, conjuring images of Roman court flatterers, bewigged monarchs who commission dithyrambs
for royal hymens.
When the Court declared flag-burning a form of free speech, the public shrieked, and the halls of Congress rang with indignant dithyrambs
of praise for the stars and stripes.
The first day was consecrated to choruses called dithyrambs
(dithurambos, probably the double thriambos, which gave the latin name triumphus), eulogies in honour of the gods: fifty men danced and sang around Dionysus' altar (altar called thymele) to the sound of flutes and tambourines, on the Agora not far from the altar of the twelve gods.
to a rose (Natasha and Lastochka), Ibrahim's entrance
Gilman on Nietzschean parody and by Wolfram Groddeck on the Dithyrambs
Along with memoir-like prose containing casual recollections or dithyrambs
, the reader will find more formal articles in the vein of music theory (Edward Pearsall, essay no.
Measuring the World, translated by Carol Brown Janeway, has a cheeky insouciance more like Grass unbuttoned than the vehement dithyrambs
of Peter Handke and Thomas Bernhard.
Dionysian song was represented by dithyrambs
, a large-scale song type performed by about fifty men and boys and accompanied by an aulos.
The text is not explicit on this point, but the clear impression is given that when Neil and Brenda sing "hesitant, clever, nervous, gentle dithyrambs
about how we were beginning to feel towards one another" (19), this is a first love for both of them.
At the height of their devotions, the maenads were seized by violent raptures, to which they surrendered entirely; absorbed in the formless beauty of the god, and tormented by fitful intimations of his presence, they worshipped him with cries of longing and delight, desperate invocations, wild dithyrambs
, delirious dance, inebriation, and the throbbing din of corybantic music; abandoning all sense of themselves, they suffered visions and uttered prophecies, fell ravished and writhing to the earth, or sank into insensibility.
New ideas, anticipating the arrival of Romanticism, appeared only in the cycles for which Tomasek used terms borrowed from Ancient Greek poetry: eclogues, rhapsodies and dithyrambs
The novel's structure has a chaotic effect: an arbitrarily arranged series of arabesques, monologues, prologues, epilogues, dithyrambs
, letters, puppet plays, and fragments is loosely bound only through the sixteen night watches.