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Eliot felt gratified by her artistic influence (like Arion, whose dithyramb moved the "wolfish" sailors) while noting the persistent ill health that nullified the "egoistic satisfactions of fame" (Letters, 5: 357).
Pickard-Cambridge, Dithyramb, Tragedy and Comedy (Oxford: Clarendon, 1927); and for Rozik n.
Music forms a kind of Dionysian dithyramb, producing in aural form the pleasure to be found in aesthetic ugliness, which is not simply the pleasure O takes in pain but the pleasure others take in administering it.
The chorus of doctors even enacts its own dithyramb to death in which B.
Only Julius Veselka, MP of the Order and Justice Party faction, was unhappy by this dithyramb tone.
A succinct survey from Aristotle to Scaliger and Estienne is again drawn by Beate Czapla, who in her contribution presents a particular Baroque parody, Paul Fleming's (1609-1640) nuptial dithyramb, based on a dithyramb by the Polish poet Maciej Kasimierz Sarbiewski (15951640).
49) A fragment surviving from Philoxenus of Cythera's (455-380 BCE) dithyramb Cyclops suggests that Odysseus' "sacrifice" in the cave referred to his consumption of Polyphemus' livestock.
21) As in the fourth dithyramb sequence of D'Annunzio's earlieAlcyone (1903), male adoption of heavier-than-air flight will eventually offer risky escape from the prison of female sensuality, represented by the labyrinth.
In this book, Harrison set herself the task of trying to understand why the Greek tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides were performed in Athens in early April at the Great Dionysian festival and discovered that they are all connected with the birth of Dionysus known as the Dithyramb, which is the song of rebirth.
Both the name of Dionysus and his associated song type, the dithyramb, begin with the syllable "di," meaning two, which may refer to Dionysus' paternity (dios, "of god," "of Zeus"), as well as his double birth.
Also conspicuously absent are the Korybantes, dithyramb, asceticism, purification, metempsychosis, religious syncretism, and many other topics germane to the book's title.
The dithyramb is also singular, being located at the other end, an instance of the "opposite style.