Dithyramb

(21 words)
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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

In ancient Greece, an irregular and wildly passionate choral hymn or chant sung in honour of Dionysius at a sacrificial festival.
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Editors. "Dithyramb". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=288, accessed 03 August 2015.]


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