catabasis

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catabasis

(kəˈtæbəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. a descent or downward movement
2. (Pathology) the decline of a disease
catabatic adj
anabasis, catabasis - An anabasis is a military expedition and a catabasis is the retreat of an army.
See also related terms for retreat.

catabasis

the tapering-off of a disease. — catabatic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
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Trata-se de sumarios de um celebre curso que Eudoro ministrou na decada de 1960 (mais precisamente, em 1965) sobre "O tema do Inferno nas Literaturas Classicas: das catabases Sumero-Acadianas ate Dante Alighieri.
The second series are mainly catabases, as the visitors begin by descending into Hell and eventually, if they are "good enough" to go forward, are shown the Terrestrial and the Celestial Paradises.
Havera ao todo seis catabases na narrativa, que nao serao mais mencionadas em funcao das limitacoes de espaco deste trabalho.
As with other moments in the novel, the classical background of these catabases (journeys to the underworld often undertaken to acquire knowledge) (9) is mediated through Italian Renaissance art.