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catabasis

[kətab′əsis] pl. catabases
Etymology: Gk, kata, down, bainein, to go
the phase in which a disease declines. catabatic [kat′əbat′ik] , adj.

catabasis

An obsolete term for a period of disease abatement; e.g., remission.

catabasis

(kă-tăb′ă-sĭs) [Gr. kata, down, + basis, going]
The decline of a disease.

catabasis

the stage of decline of a disease.
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Otra propuesta consiste en distinguir, no entre anabasis y katabasis, sino entre dos posibles sentidos del sintagma Anabasis Kyrou, bien con genitivo subjetivo, bien con genitivo objetivo:
Alan Itkin and Margaret Bruzelius, in "'Eine Art zur Unterwelt': Katabasis in Austerlitz" and "Adventure, Imprisonment, and Melancholy: Heart of Darkness and Die Ringe des Saturn," respectively, make similar judgments: that in Austerlitz "there can be no true nostos, or homecoming" (Itkin 162) and that in Sebald generally "tale-telling loses whatever redemptive or integrative function it may once have had" (Bruzelius 248).
Here, I would like to describe three literary models, three ancient paradigmatic forms--the katabasis, the qasida, and the arabesque--that appear to have emerged out of specific topologies or ground conditions of a region that has served as a conduit between the East and the West for thousands of years.
For one thing, Aeneas is a liminal figure in being connected with the world of the mortals and that of the gods, a characteristic which allows him to embark upon a katabasis, a journey to the Underworld.
Katabasis translates as "descent," and it usually refers to a retreat or to a visit to the underworld.
For Andrew these works are reinstantiations of the age-old plot of katabasis, the hero(ine)'s venture into an enclosed space--interpretable variously as the womb, the tomb, the confines of patriarchy, and the embrace of the domestic household--and beyond into a renewed understanding.
I will argue that Soyinka also makes expedient use of the trope of katabasis (descent into hell) in order to restage the encounter between western and non-western cultures.
Como ha senalado Francisco Ruiz Soriano, la katabasis o descenso a los infiernos de los poetas orficos "es tambien un descenso a las simas de la desesperacion personal", (6) el testimonio de la lucha vital contra el olvido y la nada, la elegia eternizadora de las cosas perdidas.
In a textured reflection on Socrates' gradual differentiation of perception and knowledge in the commonality of becoming and being, Sallis highlights references to Homer, Thales, Heraclitus, and Parmenides, which are bound together in the narration bound by katabasis at the beginning and end of the dialogue (p.
Critics have noted a Psyche-Orpheus archetype in her work, but in fact she does the Orphic thing before a live audience of daughters, with Walter as Eurydice: on her katabasis, her journey to hell, she had to keep in touch with the kids.
Indeed, Baracchi sees this casual walk from Athens to the port town as a katabasis, a descent into Hades that parallels the sojourn of Odysseus in the underworld, where he seeks knowledge for his earthly problems.