NTLK Dithyrambic

From: Gary Moody (gmoody@hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Dec 08 1999 - 18:51:48 EST

Dithyrambic \Dith`y*ram"bic\, a. [L. dithyrambicus, Gr. ?: cf. F.
dithyrambique.] Pertaining to, or resembling, a dithyramb; wild and
boisterous. ``Dithyrambic sallies.'' --Longfellow. -- n. A dithyrambic poem;
a Dithyramb \Dith"y*ramb\, n. [L. dithyrambus, Gr. ? a kind of lyric poetry
in honor of Bacchus; also, a name of Bacchus; of unknown
origin: cf. F. dithyrambe.] A kind of lyric poetry in honor of Bacchus,
usually sung by a band of revelers to a flute accompaniment;
hence, in general, a poem written in a wild irregular strain. --Bentley n :
a passionate poem of irregular form

Well, it would be a stretch to call it poetry, my flute is in the shop, and
Bacchus he ain't, but I *do* appreciate the applications and patches that
Paul has provided for our little community!



----Original Message Follows----
From: Tom Swell <swell@rohan.sdsu.edu>
To: newtontalk@planetnewton.com
CC: pguyot@pnm-consulting.com
Subject: Re: NTLK alt.rec?
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 1999 13:24:35 -0800

OK Paul, I give up. It's not in my concise Oxford dictionary...
What is diuthyrambic ?

I was impressed with Gary's description and with your reply. Alt.rec
is a daunting project. [from "daunt": v.tr. discourage, intimidate]

> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 23:03:52 +0100
> From: Paul Guyot <pguyot@pnm-consulting.com>
> Subject: Re: NTLK alt.rec?
> Gary made a diuthyrambic presentation of alt.rec....


        Tom Swell
     Swell Solutions

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