Origin of dithyramb
Words nearby dithyramb
How to use dithyramb in a sentence
It seems to have resolved itself into something which wants a name,something which is partly dithyramb and partly rhetoric.Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins
(Ἀντηνορίδαι, the first of the dithyrambs), and breaks off after verse 11 of the last dithyramb,Ἴδας.
Tragedy—as also Comedy—was at first mere improvisation—the one (tragedy) originated with the leaders of the Dithyramb.
It is only quite 84lately that they have come at all to see that the Dithyramb was a Spring Song, a primitive rite.
And even as the dithyramb had been pressed into the service of poetry, so was drinking made rhythmic by music.Critical & Historical Essays|Edward MacDowell