Instead of being Hillary's Delphic oracle
, she turned into her Andromeda, the helpless girl in Greek mythology who was sacrificed to atone for her mother Cassiopeia's screw-ups.
Why does he put so much emphasis on the interpretation scene by distorting and even inverting the patterns that Delphic oracle
stories normally follow?
The Delphic Oracle
also appears in much renaissance writing, including Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
Neither the Delphic oracle
nor Tony Blair, aficionados of ambiguity in the ancient and modern worlds, could have put it better.
After a first chapter of analysis of theories of the voice, using Kaja Silverman, Michel Chion, Guy Rosolato, and other analysts of the voice as sonorous envelope, and as linked to questions of space, he mores into a Western history, whose first two chapters, on the Delphic oracle
and on the Witch of Endor make the book read like a crossing of Auerbachian literary history with a Foucault-inspired sense of history as the history of differences: for example, 'I have identified some of the important shifts that accompanied this movement of ventriloquism from a condition of spiritual malady to a form of expertise and entertainment; as it became associated with the control of space rather than the invasion of the body, it became a male accomplishment, rather than a female malady' (p.
In Ancient Greece, people sought the advice of the Delphic Oracle
, which spoke on behalf of the sun god Apollo.
Like Yeats in his old age, Carruth is something of a wild old wicked man, reveling in desire ("I too have found my Nausicaa") and imagining, like Yeats in "News for the Delphic Oracle
," the pleasures of sex in the afterlife.
One doesn't have to be a Delphic oracle
to predict the significance of this on the representation of this part of the San Fernando Valley.
The command to "Know thyself," propounded by the Delphic Oracle
, is the motor for both philosophy and tragedy in ancient Greece.
Even to have predicted in 1901 what the state of cryptography would be in 2001 would have required foresight worthy of the Delphic Oracle
By affirming the Delphic oracle
with knowledge of ignorance, Socrates presents a paradox: how could he have lived the best possible human life while simultaneously claiming his own ignorance of virtue?
Next month, a week after Cunningham, the Delphic oracle
of modern dance, celebrates his eightieth birthday, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company will stage his latest work, Biped, clocked at forty-five minutes, to live music by the British composer Gavin Bryars and his ensemble, with computer-generated decor by Paul Kaiser and Shelley Eshkar.