6), of the decay of interest in public recitations (i.
These recitations are partly religious, partly also romantic and quasi-historical.
W.) aiterature The literature of Arabia has its origin in the songs, improvisations, recitations and stories of the pre-Mahommedan Arabs.
This difference is probably explained by the fact that the idea of thus modifying the Kagura had its origin in musical recitations from the semi-romantic semi-historical narratives of the 14th century.
Such recitations were given by itinerant Bonzes, and it is easy to understand the connection between them and the No.
The old oratorical tastes and aptitudes find their outlet in public recitations and the practice of declamation.
At one of the recitations, it was said, the future historian Thucydides was present with his father, Olorus, and was so moved that he burst into tears, whereupon Herodotus remarked to the father- "Olorus, your son has a natural enthusiasm for letters."
He introduced a regular musical contest in place of the old recitations of the rhapsodes, which were an old standing accompaniment of the festival.
Only that Homer was recited in fragments by the rhapsodists, and that these partial recitations were made into a continuous whole by Peisistratus; which does not necessarily mean more than that Peisistratus did what other authorities ascribe to Solon and Hipparchus, viz.
When at last he did come before the public, his recitations were attended by great crowds and received with the utmost favour.
All the national songs which he transcribed from the recitations of the bards were written and published by him in that dialect, into which the Bible has also been translated.
After giving several recitations, Mademoiselle George left, and Countess Bezukhova asked her visitors into the ballroom.