dithyrambic


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For example, its founders expect it to have a rocky Acropolis (836) and a festival closely resembling the Panathenaea (827); it has Chios as an ally (879); its laws are inscribed on kurbeis (1354); and it holds tribal competitions for dithyrambic choruses (1405-7)'.
In Athenian festivals, poets competed at the Great Dionysia in dithyrambic and dramatic poetry, and at the Great Panathenaia in epic--specifically, in the performance of Homer.
Epic poetry then, and the poetry of tragic drama, and, moreover, comedy and dithyrambic poetry, and most flute-playing and harp-playing, these, speaking generally, may all be said to be "representations of life.
The sense of audience identification with the choral presence on the tragic stage (orchestra) during the three-a-day, three day period of dramatic performances was probably amplified, Simon Goldhill writes, by the fact that the Dionysian festival was also an important occasion for Athenian men and boys to sing and dance competitively in dithyrambic choruses enrolling (in total) a thousand or so individuals and representing the tribes of the democratic polis (250).
2] In The Birth of Tragedy Nietzsche argues that drama grew out of the collective experience of the dithyrambic chorus that sang and danced in obeisance to Dionysus.
This dithyrambic style was maintained in later sermons pronounced by Rabbi Sinzheim on occasions such as Napoleon's birthday, the birth of his son, etc.
In the beginning the theatre was the dithyrambic song: free people singing in the open air.
The French press was dithyrambic, praising the work's imagination, humor, and sophistication.
They're given five new classics every week, and so a blurb which is not simply dithyrambic catches their eye more I think.
It is customary to speak almost in dithyrambic terms with regard to the successes of Jewish immigrants in Argentina, as well as to lament the exodus, primarily to Israel and the United States, that has resulted, first, from neofascist military tyranny in the periods 1966-73 and 1976-83, and, second, from the disasters of often disingenuous official economic policies.
The author's Sinitic slant and mistaken extrapolations, the least of which was focusing on an extremely narrow selection of dithyrambic tribute poems, leaving out those that may offer a different dimension, not to mention an entire Viet heritage of literature of resistance to invaders, weaken this erudite work.
detected in Pindar, who says that the songs of the dithyrambic poets