centauromachy


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centauromachy

battle between centaurs or between centaurs and men.
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In Lucian's Symposium, or the Lapiths, the hybrid philosopher-sophists are likened to centaurs, and the dialogue as a whole is modelled upon the mythological centauromachy. Lucian transforms the quarrelsome nature of the philosophers into a very literal brawling match, to the extent that 'you would have said they were Lapiths and Centaurs' (Luc.
This is quite different from the non-human violence exhibited during the centauromachy. Similarly for Ovid, while the female centaur is described as being among the race of hybrids, (semiferos; Ov.
On August 9, Centauromachy, a BBC Radio 3 commission composed by Simon Holt, the Cardiff-based orchestra's composer in association, will receive its London premiere at the Royal Albert Hall.
The south side of the Parthenon's Doric frieze adorning its colonnade depicts the Centauromachy, a battle between the Greek tribe of Lapiths and the centaurs who invade the wedding, and attempt to abduct the bride, of one of the Lapiths.
In one room of the new GCA we came upon dozens of plaster casts: parts of the Parthenon Frieze, a Centauromachy, a candelabrum attributed to Michelangelo--examples of every period of Western art.
(1) As they walked past the west side of the Temple of Zeus, the athletes could look up to see sculptures in the pediment that depicted the Centauromachy, a myth instantly recognizable to them (Fig.
The subject of the west pediment is the Centauromachy, the battle between the Lapith Greek men and the Centaurs at the wedding of Perithoos, king of the Lapiths (Figs.
(4) Then the fourth layer had a golden centauromachy, and the fifth had alternating lions and bulls, made of gold.
the fourth layer had a golden centauromachy, and the fifth had alternating lions and bulls, made of gold The next part up was filled with Macedonian and barbarian weapons...
They were best known for their fight (centauromachy) with the Lapiths, which resulted from their attempt to carry off the bride of Pirithous, son and successor of Ixion.
Bowden will work alongside the current composer-in-association, Simon Holt, whose work, Centauromachy, will be performed at the BBC Proms this summer.