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or Tei·re·si·as  (tī-rē′sē-əs)
n. Greek Mythology
A blind soothsayer of Thebes.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a blind soothsayer of Thebes, who revealed to Oedipus that the latter had murdered his father and married his mother


or Tei•re•si•as

(taɪˈri si əs)

(in Greek myth) a blind prophet of Thebes.
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Noun1.Tiresias - (Greek mythology) the blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his motherTiresias - (Greek mythology) the blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his mother
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If the statesman had this knowledge, and could teach what he knew, he would be like Tiresias in the world below,--'he alone has wisdom, but the rest flit like shadows.
Yet not the more Cease I to wander where the Muses haunt Cleer Spring, or shadie Grove, or Sunnie Hill, Smit with the love of sacred song; but chief Thee SION and the flowrie Brooks beneath That wash thy hallowd feet, and warbling flow, Nightly I visit: nor somtimes forget Those other two equal'd with me in Fate, So were I equal'd with them in renown, Blind THAMYRIS and blind MAEONIDES, And TIRESIAS and PHINEUS Prophets old.
Prefiero recordar al inmenso Miguel Inclan, adivino ciego, y a su tambor despanzurrado, sin duda, porque este Tiresias es hermoso, en tanto que el destino del heroe es tragico (el nino campesino, el Ojitos, es una claudicacion en el cuadro, un fantasma romantico e hiperbolico, un ente divino entre los enanos de Velazquez).
Con esta ubicacion se puede entender de manera mas clara la diferencia con la peripecia aristotelica: mientras en Aristoteles el cambio en la accion se puede denominar como inminente (razon por la cual, en Poetica XI, 1452a, Aristoteles situa la peripecia de Edipo rey en la llegada del mensaj ero corintio), la ubicacion de la cesura en la intervencion de Tiresias me permite afirmar que Holderlin concebia un cambio paulatino en la accion dramatica.
La vision de Tiresias (de Sofocles) de la inversion del mundo de los vivos y del mundo de los muertos ha cobrado hoy para nosotros una sobrecogedora actualidad.
It examines the role of Plato and Socrates in Lacan's thoughts on teaching and writing; the anxiety over the role of Greek myth in psychoanalytic theory, focusing on Aristophanes' myth of Eros for both Freud and Lacan, and whether human sexuality can be understood scientifically; the role of myth in Lacan's beliefs in creationism over evolution; his defense of tragedy and use of Ovidian themes, such as the voyeurism of Actaeon and the fate of Narcissus; and the mythologizing of the female orgasm, focusing on the figure of Tiresias and his claim that women experience greater pleasure in sex than men.
Further still, Walter explains that Eliot's brand of impersonality highlights "universal embodiment" all the while "preserving gender difference," as seen in his gendered narration of Tire Waste Land', the narrator, Tiresias, takes on both the female and male genders at different points in the poem, but rather than retaining both genders in "the same impersonal guide," Tiresias "later cho[oses] to become a man again" (239).
In Greek mythology, Tiresias disclosed the crimes of who?
Les mamelles de Tiresias is a survivor's opera, buoyant in its surreal farce, written in the aftermath of Paris's liberation from Nazi rule, the work of a man whose "survival" had been, by wartime standards, fairly comfy and urbane; Der Kaiser von Atlantis is the product of a man on borrowed time, darker and more biting, composed at the euphemistically dubbed "model settlement" of Theresienstadt the year before he was sent to his death at Auschwitz.
de Sour El Ghozlane [beaucoup plus grand que], Poemes d'Algerie, 1972-1998, editions Tiresias (Paris, 1998), [beaucoup moins que] œuvres choisies [beaucoup plus grand que], Union des ecrivains Algeriens (Alger, 2003).
Within the play, the old man Tiresias has begun to pay tribute to Dionysius because, while blind, he "sees" the god's true nature.
We've built up those ensemble muscles in a way that doesn't usually happen," offers Paul Loper, the professional dancer who plays blind Tiresias.