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Definition of the noun apotheosis
What does apotheosis mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: apotheoses
- model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of apotheosis: ideal / nonesuch / nonpareil / nonsuch / paragon / saint
- more generic terms: model / role model = someone worthy of imitation
- more specific terms:
- the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
Alternative definition of the noun apotheosis
- The fact or action of becoming a god; deification.
- Glorification, exaltation; crediting someone with extraordinary power or status.
- A glorified example or ideal; the apex or pinnacle (of a concept or belief).
- Loosely, release from earthly life, ascension to heaven; death.
- [psychology] The latent entity that mediates between a person's psyche and their thoughts. The id, ego and superego in Freudian Psychology are examples of this.
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by CTI Reviews
Apotheosis is the glorification of a subject to divine level. The term has meanings in theology, where it refers to a belief, and in art, where it refers to a genre. In theology, the term apotheosis refers to the idea that an individual has been raised ...
Anthropology, Social anthropology by CTI Reviews
Apotheosis is the glorification of a subject to divine level. The term has meanings in theology, where it refers to a belief, and in art, where it refers to a genre. In theology,the term apotheosis refers to the idea that an individual has been raised to ...
Symbols of Power in Art (2011)
by Paola Rapelli
Apotheosis is the greatest glory to which a mortal can aspire, a sign of special praise for success outside the ordinary, evidence that one has shown supremacy over all peers.
The Flaming Sword (1898)
Apotheosis means the act of elevation of a mortal to the rank of the gods; deification.
The true apotheosis is the act of the mortal man putting on immortality; it was the hope of the apostle Paul, and is to be the experience of the Man who ...
The School Review (1898)
Apotheosis is an incident of the possibility of explanation, not explanation itself; for the unity, to be a unity, must be self-explanatory. Had Virgil known this, Aristotle would no more have remained the master of those who know ; but the world ...
Pagan Theology (2003)
Paganism as a World Religion by Michael York
Human apotheosis is an occurrence and an open possibility in paganism as a whole. But apart from the ultimate translation of Paganism as Religion | 31.
Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age by Nick Couldry, Anna McCarthy
In hisbook Bobos in Paradise, David Brooks offersan extended description of a' new upper class' which fuses bourgeoisand bohemian values, and whose apotheosis is the bluejean capitalist, preaching liberation management and ingesting ...
by Rollo. Myers
The final apotheosis is a flood of life. Its joy gladdens the heart. The most extravagant combinations of harmonies and the most unrelenting harshnesses fade and melt away, owing to the marvellous combination of timbres. It is the work of a ...
by James Elmes
Apotheosis. [Lat. airoOitaait, Gr. from airo and dtuic.] In mythological painting and sculpture. The act of deification or placing among the number of the gods. The custom of thus honouring eminent men is of very ancient date among the Greeks, ...
A dictionary of terms in art (1870)
by Frederick William Fairholt
commemorate an apotheosis, an altar with a fire on it, from which an eagle ascends. Our illustration is taken from Roman coins, and exhibits the ordinary mode of representing this act, the emperor, in the one instance, seated on the back of an ...
A general and bibliographical Dictionary of the Fine Arts. Containing ... explanations of the principal terms used in Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, and Engraving ... historical Sketches of the ... different Schools, etc (1826)
by James ELMES
APOTHEosis. [Lat. &ro6éogic, Gr. from &ro and 68wç.] In mythological puinting and sculpture. The act of deification or placing ...
Encyclopedia of Early Cinema (2005)
by Richard Abel
The term “apotheosis” stems from the stage tradition and refers to a splendidly arranged image (or tableau), where all the characters were grouped into ornaments and where a number of additional effects were displayed in order to produce a ...
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- Apotheosis of George Washington
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- Apotheosis of George Washington
"Apotheosis of George Washington" - painting in the dome of the rotunda of the United States Capitol Building - Washington, D.C.
"The Apotheosis of Washington depicts George Washington becoming a god (apotheosis). Washington, the first U.S. president and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is allegorically represented, surrounded by figures from classical mythology. Washington is draped in purple, a royal color, with a rainbow arch at his feet, flanked by the goddess Victory (draped in green, using a horn) to his left and the goddess Liberty to his right. Liberty wears a red Phrygian cap, symbolizing emancipation, from a Roman tradition where sons leaving the home and/or slaves being emancipated would be given a red cap. She holds a fasces in her right hand and an open book in the other.
Forming a circle between Liberty and Victory are 13 maidens, each with a star above their heads, representing the original 13 colonies. Several of the maidens have their backs turned to Washington, said to represent the colonies that had seceded from the Union at the time of painting. Upside down above Washington is the banner E Pluribus Unum meaning "out of many, one".
Surrounding Washington, the two goddesses, and the 13 maidens are six scenes lining the perimeter, each representing a national concept allegorically: from directly below Washington in the center and moving clockwise, "War," "Science," "Marine," "Commerce," "Mechanics," and "Agriculture". The perimeter scenes are not fully visible from the floor of the Capitol."
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- Apotheosis of George Washington
Apotheosis of George Washington, c. 1800-1802, Transfer image on ceramic by Unidentified Artist, Copy after John James Barralet
After the American Revolution, renewed demand for imported tablewares from England kept the Herculaneum Pottery of Liverpool busy producing transfer-printed creamware decorated for an American market. Appearing on this pitcher, along with a distinctly un-American agricultural scene, are two especially popular subjects: an eagle and the apotheosis of Washington. John James Barralet, who designed the apotheosis print, depicted Washington rising from his tomb, assisted by Father Time and Immortality, and mourned by an eagle, an allegorical "America," and a sorrowful Indian. Faith, Hope, and Charity appear in the background. Barralet's ambitious engraving spawned many copies, including Chinese reverse paintings on glass.
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- Apotheosis of Titus
At the top of the bay of the Arch of Titus, one can see Titus riding an eagle up to join the other gods after his death.
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- Apotheosis of Washington
Detail of the top of the dome.
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- Apotheosis of Washington, Capitol Rotunda
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Scrabble value of A1P3O1T1H4E1O1S1I1S1
The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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