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Dorian   /dˈɔriən/   Listen
Dorian

noun
1.
A member of one of four linguistic divisions of the prehistoric Greeks.
2.
The ancient Greek inhabitants of Doris who entered Greece from the north about 1100 BC.



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... Death of Richard Wagner Two preludes Lohengrin Tristan und Isolde The Lute and the Lyre Plus Intra Change A Baby's Death One of Twain Death and Birth Birth and Death Benediction Etude Realiste Babyhood First Footsteps A Ninth Birthday Not a Child To Dora Dorian The Roundel At Sea Wasted Love Before Sunset A Singing Lesson Flower-pieces Love Lies Bleeding Love in a Mist Three faces Ventimiglia Genoa Venice Eros Sorrow Sleep On an Old Roundel A Landscape by Courbet A Flower-piece ...
— A Century of Roundels • Algernon Charles Swinburne

... was a certain piper named Antigenidas, whose every note made honeyed harmony. He had skill, too, to make music in every mode, choose which you would, the simple Aeolian or the complex Ionian, the mournful Lydian, the solemn Phrygian, or the warlike Dorian. Being therefore the most famous of all that played upon the pipe, he said that nothing so tormented him, nothing so vexed his heart and soul, as the fact that the musicians who played the trumpet at funerals were dignified by the name of pipers. But he ...
— The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura • Lucius Apuleius

... hotels; Headlam for uplift; Image impartially imbued With raptures for Bacchus, Terpsichore and the Church. So spoke the author of "The Dorian Mood", ...
— Hugh Selwyn Mauberley • Ezra Pound

... co-operation was secured. For instance, old General Le Flo became Minister of War—under Trochu, however, and not over him. Vice-Admiral Fourichon was appointed Minister of Marine; Magnin, an iron-master, became Minister of Commerce and Agriculture; Frederic Dorian, another iron-master, took the department of Public Works; Count Emile de Keratry acted as Prefect of Police, and Etienne Arago, in the earlier days, as Mayor ...
— My Days of Adventure - The Fall of France, 1870-71 • Ernest Alfred Vizetelly

... This was nothing less than an attempt to create new gentes by effacing the distinctions established by nature and tradition. To parallel a scheme so artificial in its method, we must go back to the history of Sicyon and the changes wrought in the Dorian ...
— Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) • John Addington Symonds

... my mind like summer lightning. In the orchard, crammed with bloom, two unseen children were calling to each other; a sunburned, careless, graceful boy, whose rough clothes could not conceal his shapely limbs and easy movements, came driving some cows along the lane. He asked me the time in Dorian speech. The shepherds piping together on the Sicilian headland could not have made a fairer picture; and yet the boy and I could hardly have had a ...
— Joyous Gard • Arthur Christopher Benson

... thy rights in such an hour, When I am harrowed thus with doubt and fear. To whom more worthy should I tell my grief? —My father was Corinthian Polybus, My mother, Dorian Merope.—I lived A prince among that people, till a chance Encountered me, worth wonder, but, though strange, Not worth the anxious thought it waked in me. For at a feasting once over the wine One deep in liquor called ...
— The Seven Plays in English Verse • Sophocles

... notwithstanding the fewness of the people in each. Tribe and nation, however, are not strict equivalents. A nation does not arise, under gentile institutions, until the tribes united under the same government have coalesced into one people, as the four Athenian tribes coalesced in Attica, three Dorian tribes at Sparta, and three Latin and Sabine tribes at Rome. Federation requires independent tribes in separate territorial areas; but coalescence unites them by a higher process in the same area, although the tendency to local separation by gentes and by tribes would continue. ...
— Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines • Lewis H. Morgan

... fit only for the women's quarters and likely to do boys no good. The riotous type also, of the "Ionic mode," is fit only for drinking songs and is even more under the ban.[*] What is especially in favor is the stern, strenuous Dorian mode. This will make boys hardy, manly, and brave. Very elaborate music with trills and quavers is in any case frowned upon. It simply delights the trained ear, and has no reaction upon the character; and ...
— A Day In Old Athens • William Stearns Davis

... to Praxiteles and Lysippus were not yet at work; and had other forces, say, a preference for stone work instead of clay and bronze work, a habit of Persian or Gaulish garments, of Lydian effeminate life instead of Dorian athleticism, supervened, had satraps ordered rock-reliefs of battles instead of burghers ordering brazen images of boxers and runners, Praxiteles and Lysippus might have remained in mente Dei, if, indeed, even there. Similarly, once given your Pisan sculptors, Giotto, ...
— Renaissance Fancies and Studies - Being a Sequel to Euphorion • Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)

... the Parthenon glide into the echinus with gentleness and sweetness, crown themselves with a diadem of chastity, as if it grew there by Fate, preordained from the base of the shaft, like a flower from the root. It was created as with "the Dorian mood of soft recorders." Between these two extremes there is an infinity of change, everywhere modified and governed ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 7, No. 44, June, 1861 • Various



Words linked to "Dorian" :   people, Doris, Dorian order, Greek, Hellene, citizenry



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