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date: 20 March 2019

dithyramb, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
Author(s):
Bernhard ZimmermannBernhard Zimmermann

choral song in honour of *Dionysus; the origins of dithryramb, and the meaning of the word itself, have been the subject of speculation since antiquity. There are three phases in the history of the genre: (1) pre-literary dithyramb; (2) the institutionalization of dithyramb in the 6th cent. ... ...

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