dithyrambic

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Tomasek, however, in his Eclogues, Rhapsodies and Dithyrambs is one of the most important, stimulating and also straightforward of the inspirers of Romantic piano poetry.
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.
He died amid prosperity and dithyrambs from all the poets he'd brought to live in Athens, a thousand aliens singing Pindar and Bacchylides.
The laureate part doesn't sound very democratic either, conjuring images of Roman court flatterers, bewigged monarchs who commission dithyrambs for royal hymens.
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.
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.
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.
Were men stisfied to be Atheists, the melodius dithyrambs of Mr.
The book opens with a story that does not turn out to be a story, but rather a series of speeches, epigrams, dithyrambs, proverbs, and parodies that deliver the revelations of the poet-philosopher.