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silenus

(sīlē`nəs), in Greek mythology, part bestial and part human creature of the forests and mountains. Part of DionysusDionysus
, in Greek religion and mythology, god of fertility and wine. Legends concerning him are profuse and contradictory. However, he was one of the most important gods of the Greeks and was associated with various religious cults. He was probably in origin a Thracian deity.
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' entourage, the sileni are usually represented as aged satyrs—drunken, jolly, bald, fat, bearded, and possessing horse ears. According to some myths they were prophets; but according to others they were so perpetually stupefied with drink that they were unable to distinguish truth from falsehood. In some legends only one such creature appears, Silenus, described as the oldest of the satyrs, the son of HermesHermes,
in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and Maia. His functions were many, but he was primarily the messenger of the gods, particularly of Zeus, and conductor of souls to Hades.
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, in Greek religion and mythology, pastoral god of fertility. He was worshiped principally in Arcadia, and one legend states that he was the son of Hermes, another Arcadian god. Pan was supposed to make flocks fertile; when he did not, his image was flogged to stimulate him.
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. He was the companion, adviser, or tutor of Dionysus.

Silenus

 

in Greek mythology, the tutor and companion of Dionysus; a merry, good-natured, continually drunken, bald old man with a wineskin. Silenus was depicted in ancient Greek and Roman works of art and in later works, including paintings by Rubens and Van Dyck.

Silenus

one of Bacchus’s retinue; fat, always inebriated. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 283]

Silenus

knowledgeable tutor of Bacchus. [Rom. Myth.: Daniel, 213]
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(12) Aqui Hadot refere-se ao Banquete, 221 e: "Como diz Alcibiades, em seu elogio de Socrates: 'Seus discursos sao muito semelhantes aos Silenos que se entreabrem.
Assim, no texto originalmente chamado A figura de Socrates, Hadot apresenta o filosofo sob tres mascaras, das quais duas sao apresentadas aqui: a do Sileno e a de Eros.
Primeiro atraves da mascara de Sileno, e depois, atraves da de Eros.
estupenda imagen del miedo caracteristico de los satiros: "Sileno
posible en semejante contexto--cuando llama a Socrates satiro y sileno?
"sileno" podria involucrar, por el contexto, esa actitud
Pero invierte la figura del Sileno y abrela: descubriras a un tirano, quiza incluso a un enemigo de su pueblo y de la paz publica, habil sembrador de discordias, opresor de la gente de bien, plaga de la ley, destructor de ciudades, saqueador de la Iglesia: bandido, sacrilego, incestuoso, jugador, en fin, para decirlo con el proverbio griego, una Iliada de calamidades.
Nao se pode compara-lo a nenhum outro homem, quanto mais aos silenos e aos satiros.
Kierkegaard e Nietzsche jogaram com as tres mascaras que melhor definiriam o sentido ironico das praticas socraticas, todas elas elaboradas no Banquete de Platao: a de Sileno, a de Eros e a de Dioniso.
A mascara do "Sileno", tratada nas paginas 8-16 do ensaio em questao, parte do fingimento sugerido pela propria fisionomia de Socrates, que no limite acaba por revelar que tudo nele e uma fachada que oculta algo de mais profundo--veremos que se trata de uma filosofia irredutivel a um sistema teorico e a uma atitude professoral, que se radica antes numa atitude existencial e num apelo a consciencia do que na elaboracao e difusao de uma doutrina.
Una multitud feliz de Menades, Satiros, Silenos, Pan, bailotean proximos a la pareja.
Los Satiros, llamados tambien Silenos, son genios de la naturaleza, incorporados al cortejo de Dionisio.