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A region of ancient Macedonia. It included Mount Olympus and Mount Pierus, seat of the worship of Orpheus and the Muses.

Pi·e′ri·an adj.
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1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) of or relating to the Muses or artistic or poetic inspiration
2. (Placename) of or relating to Pieria
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(paɪˈɪər i ən)

1. of or pertaining to the Muses.
2. of or pertaining to poetry or poetic inspiration.
3. of or pertaining to Pieria.
[1585–95; < Latin Pīeri(us) of Pieria + -an1]
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In addition to a number of colleges and universities, Sarasota has a cottage industry of organizations dedicated to adult enrichment classes, including Pierian Spring Academy, Sarasota Institute of Lifelong Learning, Ringling College's Continuing Studies program, and Sarasota County Schools' massive Adult and Community Enrichment (ACE) program.
Come kindly to me, author of my song, whether Cynthus holds you, or Hyla, more pleasing than Delos, or whether Dodona is more powerful, and may the sisters hasten with you from the Pierian spring to favor this new offering: on untraveled ways, it's safer going with Phoebus as guide.
Her work has most recently appeared in North American Review, WSO: Women's Studies Quarterly, The Pierian, and Mosaic.
A little learning , a dangerous thing , drink deep or taste the Pierian Spring Education : Could do better, see me 3/10 Roy Woolmans, Conwy
Leavis, 'Fleet Street and Pierian Roses', Scrutiny, 2:4 (1934) 387-93; A.
Feelings of fierce hostility towards a rival, Andromeda, are also present; unlike Sappho, she will die without glory: "Thou liest dead, and there will be no memory left behind/Of thee or thine in all the earth, for never didst thou bind/The roses of Pierian streams upon thy brow; thy doom/ Is now to flit with unknown ghosts in cold and nameless/gloom" (Sappho 1942: 55).
Hallman, jacket notes, Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler, Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler 1863-1927, Pierian 0003/4.
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again.
Naxos World Music 2 New Albion Records 2 New Amsterdam 5 Nimbus 12 Nosag 14 NYOS 1 Oehms Classics 1 Ondine 2 Pierian Recording Society 3 Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic 1 Profil 2 Prophone 65 Proprius 9 Quartz Music 2 Radiex 38 not available in U.S.
Including forms that reach beyond themselves--in prosodic terms, forms that escape their normative couplet structure--to expose another kind of generative rhythm: Nor any memory of thee anywhere; For never Muse has bound about thine hair The high Pierian flower whose graft outgrows All summer kinship of the summer rose And colour of deciduous days, nor shed Reflex and flush of heaven about thine head, Nor reddened brows made pale by floral grief With splendid shadow from that lordlier leaf.
"A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow thoughts intoxicate the brain; And drinking largely sobers us again." But the poet never had to think about drinking that spring water out of a polycarbonate bottle.
The audience voted to form the Association and the first meeting will take place at 7.00pm on Monday 19th October at the Pierian Centre, 27 Portland Square, St.