Dionysian

[ UK /dˌa‍ɪənˈɪzi‍ən/ ]
[ US /ˌdaɪəˈnɪsiən/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. of or relating to or worshipping Dionysus
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How To Use Dionysian In A Sentence

  • We must also conclude that the Dionysian telos is inherent in any archetypal situation or image, Romanticism, Alchemy, and Psychology
  • Erigena teaches the restitution of all things under the form of the Dionysian _adunatio_ or _deificatio_. Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries
  • For him, a libidinal and Dionysian Black Orpheus had the potency to mount an explosive attack on the repressed, repressive West.
  • In 534BC the main Dionysian festival inaugurated a tragedy competition, the earliest record of definable drama.
  • In the first versions of the libretto, by Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, Roger succumbs to the prophet, who is revealed to be Dionysus; Szymanowski, however, was unsatisfied with that ending and has Roger finally abandon that cult to worship the sun, choosing a kind of Apollonian "third way" between the strict morality of the church and the license of the Dionysian revelers. The Only Thing That Flows Is the Fountain
  • It was as if the idea of Dionysian release were more attractive to the band than the thing itself. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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.
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