Sibylline Books

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Sibylline Books

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(Classical Myth & Legend) (in ancient Rome) a collection of prophetic sayings, supposedly bought from the Cumaean sibyl, bearing upon Roman policy and religion
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Although Ohana's piece poses few insurmountable technical difficulties for the individual singers or for the coordination of the choral ensemble - the flexible rhythmic notation allows the performers considerable leeway in lining up the four parts - it nevertheless presents a genuine challenge to the chorus by demanding a convincing delivery of the wordless text that effectively captures and projects the varied ritualistic moods of the three sibylline prophecies.
Technical refinements also allowed Isaac Casaubon to reassess the Hermetic Corpus and the Sibylline prophecies, as we learn in "Protestant versus Prophet: Isaac Casaubon on Hermes Trismegistus" and "The Strange Deaths of Hermes and the Sibyls.