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In Brazilian poetry, the Orphic theme appeared most prominently in the epic poem Invencao de Orfeu (1952) by Jorge de Lima, an author who also wrote on Afro-Brazilian themes in his collection of poems Poemas Negros (1947).
Dodds has developed this idea in his famous book The Greeks and the Irrational, where the statement in de Victu that a dreaming soul 'becomes its own mistress' leads him to conclude that 'here the influence of the Orphic view is evident'.
The casting of principal characters as musicians in book 11 allows them in turn to assume the Orphic role of powerful magus.
For example, he points out both the Pythagorean and Orphic streams in the Platonic dialogues and in the writings of Augustine.
In contrast, Bloom claims, the canonical "major sequence" of American writers including "Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, Mark Twain, Henry James, Frost, Stevens, Eliot, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Hart Crane"--"tend to keep their distance from the Orphic and Gnostic abysses of the national self, lest they vanish into it" (16).
FORMBY: The Orphic Singers present their traditional Songs in Summer concert at Lady Green Garden Centre on Friday, June 22.
These two morphological features are an objective measurable assay of metam orphic development.
His obsessive commitment to his craft is pretty Orphic.
These diverse Orphic myths and traditions come together in Ovid's Metamorphoses (ca.
The Egyptian Orphic myth of creation describes the world emerging out of the Cosmic Egg from a cloud.
6) Pindar was, and would have been known by Plato's contemporaries to have been, associated with various Orphic 'mystery religions' then popular in Athens.
Beginning wtih Proclus's comments on Plato's etymological considerations of "satiety," "sufficiency," and "pure intellect" in Cratylus (396b-c), Brisson methodically illustrates how triads in the Chaldaean Oracles correlate with Proclus's elaborations, as well as those in the Orphic Rhapsodies (pp.