Osiride

Osiride, Osirian column

In ancient Egypt, a type of column in which a standing figure of Osiris is placed before a square pier; it differs from the classical caryatid in that the pier, and not the figure, supports the entablature.
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Orfeo, Osiride, Adone, Dioniso, affollano con i loro corpi lacerati il pantheon degli dei che muoiono perche la vita sia.
Im Kontrast hierzu steht naturlich die Verbindung der Farbe zu Seth, die noch Plutarch, De Iside et Osiride, 22 Typhon zuschreibt.
One of the major suggestions is that the numerous correspondences between the less 'ideal' women and Isis ultimately contribute to a complication of Isis as a salvific force, ironised by (for example) Plutarch's claim in his De Iside et Osiride that the Iseion promises 'knowledge and comprehension of reality' (352a).
The casting was uniformly strong; Miklos Sebestyen a sonorous and imposing presence as Moses, and Andrew Foster-Williams a warm-toned and surprisingly human Pharaoh - his parental affection for his son Osiride (a fluidvoiced David Alegret) was touchingly believable.
The human element of the story is the well-used convention of lovers from across that divide (think Aida but with Biblical plagues), Osiride, Prince of Egypt and Hebrew girl Elcia.
She goes on to also cite the following most quoted passage from Plutach's De hide et Osiride ("His and Osiris") to prove the point:
Easily the best of the leading; singers was tenor Randall Bills, who cut a fine (if starchy) figure as Osiride and sang the difficult role with handsome tone and total security over its extensive range.
However, I reject Plutarch's literal reading of the creation and his postulation of a precosmic irrational soul, which he inconsistently identifies with the evil cosmic soul of Laws X (compare De Iside et Osiride 370f).