dithyrambs

dith·y·ramb || 'dɪθɪræmb n. wildly enthusiastic speech; passionate hymn

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  • dithyramb — /dith euh ram , ramb /, n. 1. a Greek choral song or chant of vehement or wild character and of usually irregular form, originally in honor of Dionysus or Bacchus. 2. any poem or other composition having similar characteristics, as an impassioned …   Universalium

  • Dithyramb — Attic relief (4th century BCE) depicting an aulos player and his family standing before Dionysos and a female consort, with theatrical masks displayed above. The dithyramb (διθύραμβος – dithurambos) was an ancient Greek hymn sung and danced in… …   Wikipedia

  • Bacchylides — (5th century BC) was an Ancient Greek lyric poet. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets which included his uncle Simonides.Early lifeHe was born in Iulis, on the island of Ceos. His father’s name was probably Meidon; …   Wikipedia

  • Bacchylides — /beuh kil i deez /, n. fl. 5th century B.C., Greek poet. * * * ▪ Greek lyric poet born c. 510 BC, Ceos [Cyclades, Greece]    Greek lyric poet, nephew of the poet Simonides (Simonides of Ceos) and a younger contemporary of the Boeotian poet Pindar …   Universalium

  • chorus — /kawr euhs, kohr /, n., pl. choruses, v., chorused, chorusing. n. 1. Music. a. a group of persons singing in unison. b. (in an opera, oratorio, etc.) such a group singing choral parts in connection with soloists or individual singers. c. a piece… …   Universalium

  • Melanippides — of Melos, one of the most celebrated lyric poets in the department of the dithyramb, and an exponent of the new music. The date of Melanippides can only be fixed within rather uncertain limits. He may be said, somewhat to have flourished about… …   Wikipedia

  • Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm — Nietzsche Robin Small LIFE AND PERSONALITY Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) is one of those thinkers whose personalities cannot easily be separated from their achievements in philosophy. This is not because his life was an unusually… …   History of philosophy

  • dithyramb — noun (plural dithyrambs) Etymology: Greek dithyrambos Date: circa 1647 1. a usually short poem in an inspired wild irregular strain 2. a statement or writing in an exalted or enthusiastic vein • dithyrambic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Acting — is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play.Definition and historyAn …   Wikipedia

  • Friedrich Nietzsche — Born October 15, 1844 Röcken bei Lützen, Prussia Died August 25, 1900(1900 08 25) (aged 55) Weimar, Saxony …   Wikipedia

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