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katabasis

(kəˈtæbəsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Historical Terms) the retreat of the Greek mercenaries of Cyrus the Younger, after his death at Cunaxa, from the Euphrates to the Black Sea in 401–400 bc under the leadership of Xenophon: recounted in his Anabasis. Compare anabasis
2. literary a retreat
[C19: from Greek: a going down, from katabainein to go down]
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Nevertheless, considering the climatic position of the "Wall Street Inferno," I propose a different reading: the relatively small proportion of infernisms makes this poetic form even more remarkable (by contrast); opposing the thousands of decasyllables, one encounters the dense, special and dramatic katabasis into Wall Street.
In the first of the three major sections of this study Itkin reads the trajectory of Sebald's extended narratives, particularly Austerlitz, as turning on crucial episodes of modern katabasis.
Por esta razon, con la encarnacion, que es el descender de la belleza divina hasta la sombra del cuerpo, la katabasis del Verbo es, en cierto sentido, infinita, como es en cierto modo infinito el abismo existente entre la perfeccion absoluta de Dios y la contingencia de la criatura (68).
Classical homecoming narratives, as Gregson Davis observes, frequently employ two additional Greek tropes: katabasis, a descent into Hades, and its opposite, anabasis, the ascent or return to the land of the living.
Here the nadir of descent or katabasis becomes a moment of ascent, or anabasis, a second yes to the no of dereliction.
Es en este momento teorico, post eventum mysticum, lo que nos interesa reparar especialmente por su valor existencial, pues es en la bajada, al nivel antropologico del alma encarnada, lo que nos interesa como rendimiento etico o pragmatico; puesto que luego de divisar las cimas del Ser acontece, como efecto reactivo natural, una bajada o katabasis causada por la necesidad natural e indefectible del descenso recursivo, que sucede necesariamente despues de toda subida o anabasis.
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In suggesting that one must get both literally and figuratively to the bottom of things, Ferrantes' novels pay homage to a far more ancient topos, the katabasis or descensus ad inferos, the journey below made for the sake of knowledge.
This cosmic voyage is mirrored in the Classical katabasis and anabasis of the Logos.