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In definition, fact, festive, how to, meaning of, party, politics, rituals, traditional on January 29, 2010 at 1:02 am

The Greek symposium was a key Hellenic socio-political institution. Though the name originally referred to a drinking party (from the Greek sympotein, “to drink together”), the symposium was a forum for free men to debate, plot, boast, or simply to party with others. They were also held to celebrate the introduction of young men into aristocratic society or other special occasions, such as victories in athletic and poetic contests.

The sympotic elegies of Theognis of Megara and two Socratic dialogues, Plato’s Symposium and Xenophon‘s Symposium all describe symposia in the original sense.

The term has since come to refer to any academic conference, or a style of university class characterized by an openly discursive format, rather than a lecture and question–answer format.


In keeping with Greek notions of self-restraint and propriety, the symposiarch would prevent matters from getting out of hand. The playwright Eubulus, in a surviving fragment of a lost play has the god of wine, Dionysos himself, describe proper and improper drinking:

For sensible men I prepare only three kraters: one for health (which they drink first), the second for love and pleasure, and the third for sleep. After the third one is drained, wise men go home. The fourth krater is not mine any more – it belongs to bad behaviour; the fifth is for shouting; the sixth is for rudeness and insults; the seventh is for fights; the eighth is for breaking the furniture; the ninth is for depression; the tenth is for madness and unconsciousness.



In music, party, teen on October 8, 2009 at 1:39 am

I may never have a daughter
Cos I’ve far too much to tell her
And far too much to answer for



In art, festive, indian, native american, party, rituals, totem, totem poles, traditional, tribe on March 1, 2009 at 11:46 am

(…) At various significant occations, a chief would commission a carver to create a pole that featured his clan’s crest. When the pole was complete, other families were invited to witness it being erected at a ceremony called a potlatch. There was feasting and dancing, and stories were told. The hosts gave away elaborate gifts, often competing with other chiefs to see who could give away the most wealth. It was common for a chief to give away everything he owned at a potlatch, even in some occasions giving away the very clothes he was wearing.

Clearly potlatches weren’t just a celebration of a new piece of art. By attending the installation of a new pole, the other families were giving their assent to its use. Their presence was a way of saying “Yes, we agree that this crest belongs to these people.” As such, the poles and the potlatches played an important role in perserving the identity of each community.

source: Carve your own totempole – Hill, McKee and McMullen

In collecting, gif, norway, party, rituals, traditional on December 24, 2008 at 3:09 pm


party joik

In music, party, sami, youtube on December 12, 2008 at 3:19 am
prty prty prty prty prty prty

P.Ower of A.Merican N.Atives – Dance 2 Trance

In music, native american, occult, party, youtube on December 8, 2008 at 11:49 pm

power of native americans – Aids-3D


aurora borealis

In aurora borealis, friends, northern light, party on December 7, 2008 at 4:26 am


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MGMT and stuff

In art, maya, music, new age, party, youtube on December 7, 2008 at 3:10 am

power of pop

In dj, friends, music, new age, party, poster on December 6, 2008 at 5:35 pm

New Age pop

Marthe and me.Bacardi Breezer..

all is a blur.

O’baby (module rmx) – charlie ASH