Dionysia

NOUN
  1. an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)
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  • The lunar calendar was called Dionysian, because Dionysius Exiguus, in the sixth century, recommended the introduction of the Alexandrian Easter cycle of 19 years and computed it for 95 years in advance. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy
  • If then the Apollonian (rational) were to prevail, overwhelm the Dionysian (passionate) in the Homosphere, intellection could penetrate reality at large, a Cosmosphere in the making.
  • Moreover, the basis of the Apollonian-Dionysian opposition belongs squarely within the modern philosophy of the Subject.
  • We must also conclude that the Dionysian telos is inherent in any archetypal situation or image, Romanticism, Alchemy, and Psychology
  • In literary terms, Apollonian is the order, while Dionysian is the chaos. Apollonian and Dionysian Themes « Write Anything
  • But Nietschze made a bad mistake to think Dionysian madness is the answer; such oppositions - unlike metic subversion - only prop each other up and keep the whole show on the road.
  • The Empire never ended because the Paraclete's exile is enforced not just by the Emperor but by his subjugated people, Gnostic or Paulian, who valorise the divorce of flesh and soul, the demonisation of the former in Dionysian Satan and the idealisation of the latter in Apollonian Christ. THE HALLS OF PENTHEUS -- PART ONE
  • The establishment of the birth of Christ as an event marking a time from which chronological data should be calculated, was first effected about 532 A.D. by Dionysius Exiguus; and as a basis for the reckoning of time this method has come to be known as the Dionysian system, and takes for its fundamental datum A.U.C. 753, that is to say Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern
  • The great feasts were commonly called Dionysia, from one of the names of that god, (58) and were solemnized in the spring within the city. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians and Grecians (Vol. 1 of 6)
  • He got the lead in a big production at the Dionysia Amphitheater in Greece, so he just took off. Artemis the Brave
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