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  Apotheosis | Encyclopedia of Religion
APOTHEOSIS is the conferring, through official, ritual, or iconographic means, of the status of a god upon a mortal person.
The case of the young Gnostic Epiphanes, adored as a god after his death for being the founder of the Carpocratian sect, exhibits the same process.
In dedicating funeral solemnities, of which some elements (particularly eagles) prefigure certain aspects of imperial Roman apotheosis, to the memory of his friend Hephaestion, Alexander established a cult for him, ordering that sacrifice be made to him "as to a god of the highest order" (Diodorus Siculus, 17.114–115).
www.bookrags.com /research/apotheosis-eorl-01   (437 words)

  Apotheosis - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Apotheosis after his death, being in the hands of the senate, did not at once cease, even when Christianity was officially adopted.
Representations of apotheoses occur on several works of art; the most important are the apotheosis of Homer on a relief in the Townley collection of the British Museum, that of Titus on the arch of Titus, and that of Augustus on a magnificent cameo in the Louvre.
Apotheosis can mean nothing to those who hold that a man may be reborn as a god, but still needs redemption, and that men on earth may win redemption, if they are brave enough.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Apotheosis   (1209 words)

 Apotheosis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apotheosis is most commonly used to refer to the Roman pagan process whereby an Emperor, empress, hero or leader was made into or recognized as a deity by decree of the Senate or popular consent.
Apotheosis could also be applied to members of the imperial family such as emperors' wives like Livia or (in an apotheosis portrayed on the column of Antoninus Pius) Faustina and, as an acceptable means of emperor-worship to the senate (worship of living emperors being regarded with suspicion), was a critical part of the imperial cult
As apotheosis became a part of Roman political life in the late Republic and early Empire, it began to be treated in literary contexts: In the Aeneid, Virgil depicts Aeneas' deification, saying he will be taken up to the stars of Heaven, and mentions Caesar's apotheosis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apotheosis   (833 words)

 Canonization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apotheosis often came from the statement of a single person that while the body of the new god was being burned, an eagle (for emperors) or a peacock (Juno's sacred bird) (for imperial consorts) was seen to carry heavenward the spirit of the departed (Livy, Hist.
Apotheosis was awarded to most members of the imperial family, with no regard to virtues or remarkable achievements.
Romulus was deified by the senators who slew him; Poppaea owed her apotheosis to her imperial paramour, Nero, after he had kicked her to death; Geta had the honour from his brother Caracalla, who had got rid of him through jealousy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Canonized   (2152 words)

 Apotheosis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Apotheosis is a two player turn-based strategy game where each player takes turns moving his/her army across a playing field, advancing on the other player.
If Apotheosis is not run from the command line, and thus the needed 10 arguments are not supplied for army creation, the user will be prompted to enter 10 numbers so that the game may commence.
When an apotheosis takes place, the apotheosized unit does not only gain a newly founded importance in the player's world, but is instilled with part of the player's own essence.
www.csc.calpoly.edu /~zwood/teaching/csc476/final/dk   (937 words)

IngresApotheosis of Homer “is the first painting that offers a literal elaboration of how the classical tradition was constituted” (Siegfried, 2005).
The meaning of the word apotheosis “is exaltation to divine rank or stature” (http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=10andq=apotheosis).
This critique of the Apotheosis of Homer, will examine the other figures surrounding Homer, and try to explain the importance of their presence.
www.umich.edu /~homeros/Artgallerypages/apotheosisingres.htm   (805 words)

 Apotheosis of Washington
Apotheosis means elevation to divine status, or deification.
The United States capitol dome interior has an overhead painting in the "heavens." Figures in the overhead painting - an allegorical glorification of the first President - were drawn as much a 15 feet high to seem life-size from the Rotunda floor 180 feet below.
The "Apotheosis of Washington" covers 4,664 square feet of concave surface.
secular.embassyofheaven.com /usa/apotheosis.htm   (187 words)

APOTHEOSIS begins with the hero's recognition of of the divine within himself.
The best example I can think of in recent films is in "The Matrix", once Neo comes to recognize the divinity within himself, the power that he already has contained within him, once he believes that he is indeed "the One", then he literally becomes unstoppable.
Another APOTHEOSIS story (to a certain extent) is "Harry Potter: And the Sorcerer's Stone", once Harry comes to the realization of the Wizard within him, nothing seems to stand in his way, he wins victory after victory with only minuscule setbacks.
www.apocprod.com /Pages/Hero/Hero_Diagram_Pages/apotheosis.htm   (526 words)

 RARB Review of Apotheosis - A Little More Runway
Alas, though Apotheosis is informative in providing lead, arranger, original artist, composer and publisher, all in a pleasantly designed package, we learn virtually nothing about the personalities on the recording.
Apotheosis goes for the more live and natural feel of a cappella as opposed to lots of effects, but the mixing ruins the sound.
Fans of Apotheosis will enjoy this album, as they can take their friends' and families' songs home, but there is no mass appeal for this album.
www.rarb.org /reviews/564.html   (1021 words)

 Dictionary.com/Word of the Day Archive/apotheosis
Following martyrdom at the Alamo and apotheosis in song, tall tale, and celluloid myth, this bumpkin from west Tennessee [Davy Crockett] became better known and more revered than all but a handful of American presidents.
Plato's Athens, conventionally the apotheosis of civilized Western urbanity, endured Diogenes the Cynic, who (according to tradition) dwelt in contented filth under an overturned bathtub outside the city gates, heaping ribald scorn on philosophers and citizens alike.
Charles I's court represented the English apotheosis of this Renaissance ideal of kingship.
dictionary.reference.com /wordoftheday/archive/2001/05/07.html   (121 words)

 Ingres: The Apotheosis of Homer (1/2)
Apotheosis (αποθέωση): The elevation of a person to the status of a god.
Homer is the central person, with a godlike status he is made immortal (apotheosis) surrounded by the important persons of European culture.
Also supporters of the Greek culture are seen such as Peisistratos and also Alexander the Great who admired the work of Homer.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/HomerApotheosis.htm   (500 words)

 The Apotheosis of Washington
A rainbow arches at his feet, and thirteen maidens symbolizing the original states flank the three central figures.
(The word "apotheosis" in the title means literally the raising of a person to the rank of a god, or the glorification of a person as an ideal; George Washington was honored as a national icon in the nineteenth century.)
Today, with the fresco completely cleaned and treated, the unified effect and soaring illusion of space intended by the artist can once again be seen.
www.aoc.gov /cc/art/rotunda/apotheosis/index.cfm   (534 words)

In 15 years as a professional DJ, Mike Apotheosis (pronounced Ah-poe-thee-us) has maintained an endurance and versatility in music that is rare in its intensity and speaks well of his chameleonic ability to change his style with the evolution of time and popular taste.
As a native New Yorker, he was drawn to a career behind the turntables at the age of 16, taken under the wing of a veteran DJ who tutored him in the art of spinning and reading a crowd.
His years of experience and ability to create DJ spin sets appealing to a wide variety of audiences makes Mike Apotheosis a turntable talent to be on the lookout for though to completely understand the man behind the music, you need to experience his unique blend of beats for yourself.
www.thedjlist.com /djs/MIKE_APOTHEOSIS   (452 words)

 apotheosis - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification: "Many observers have tried to attribute Warhol's current apotheosis to the subversive power of artistic vision" (Michiko Kakutani).
An exalted or glorified example: Their leader was the apotheosis of courage.
apotheosis was Word of the Day on May 7, 2001.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/apotheosis   (193 words)

 Singularitarian Principles 1.0 (Extended)
I refuse to hope for an Apotheosis that contravenes the ultimate good, but I can hope that the ultimate good turns out to be an Apotheosis - and if there is no "ultimate good", no truly objective formulation of morality, then Apotheosis is definitely the meaning that I'd currently choose.
The Principle of Apotheosis covers both the transhumanist and altruist reasons to be a Singularitarian.
Besides which, the coercive instruments necessary to create significant delays would tend to negatively affect the eventual outcome - for example, by ensuring that the key technologies were developed in secret, probably by rogue states or terrorists.
yudkowsky.net /sing/principles.ext.html   (6542 words)

 Apotheosis of George Washington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Constantino Brumidi's "The Apotheosis of George Washington" looms above.
The old General and first President sits in majesty, flanked on the right by the Goddess of Liberty and on his left by a winged figure of Fame sounding a trumpet and holding a palm frond aloft in a symbol of victory.
The "apotheosis" served as a powerful symbol of the immortalization of the country's hero.
xroads.virginia.edu /~CAP/gw/gwmain.html   (360 words)

 Apotheosis - AOL Music
Apotheosis is most commonly used to refer to the Roman pagan process whereby an Emperor, empress, hero or leader was recognized to be divine by decree of...
Elevation to a preeminent or transcendent position; glorification: "Many observers have tried to attribute Warhol's current apotheosis to the subversive...
Download, listen and watch Apotheosis music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/apotheosis/37087/main   (135 words)

 Guide page: "Falling Toward Apotheosis"
The rightmost head in Cartagia's shadow cabinet is Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar.) See jms speaks.
"Apotheosis" means "elevation to divine status," or more simply, deification.
So earlier this week we did the audio mix on almost all of 404, "Falling Toward Apotheosis," which airs this coming week.
www.midwinter.com /lurk/guide/070.html   (2711 words)

 apotheosis - OneLook Dictionary Search
Apotheosis : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
APOTHEOSIS : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
Words similar to apotheosis: ideal, apotheoses, apotheosize, deification, exaltation, nonesuch, nonpareil, nonsuch, paragon, saint, more...
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 Definition of apotheosis - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek apotheOsis, from apotheoun to deify, from apo- + theos god
apotheosis of the shaggy dog story -- Thomas Sutcliffe>
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 Babylon 5: Falling Towards Apotheosis - TV.com
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The Emperor Caligula was also annoyed by his co-heir Gamellus's peristent cough and "cured" him the same way.
Tell the world what you think of Falling Towards Apotheosis, write a review for this episode.
www.tv.com /babylon-5/falling-towards-apotheosis/episode/25204/summary.html   (452 words)

 Apotheosis - Online Journal of the Poetic Genius Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Apotheosis is the online journal for Poetic Genius Society (PGS).
Within these pages you will find a wealth of poetry, prose and other good stuff for public consumption and enjoyment.
All material contained within this site is copyright of respective authors and may not be reproduced without their consent.
phenixwebdesign.com /apotheosis   (153 words)

 The Realm of the Watcher: Apotheosis Official Homepage
The Realm of the Watcher: Apotheosis Official Homepage
the extraordinary evolution in the newer creations of Apotheosis.
Apotheosis is now a signed band, to a serious label and it is none other than Norway's
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 Ink 19 :: Apotheosis
Technically challenging, he may have done what he set out to do.
The Apotheosis song I most remember is his raging techno cover of Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" (not on this disc, go fish).
It's one of those pieces you've heard, but can never place.
www.ink19.com /issues/august2002/musicReviews/musicA/apotheosis.html   (288 words)

 GameStats: Apotheosis Cheats, Reviews, News
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 Apotheosis - Wikimedia Commons
Apotheosis of Louis XIV of France, Charles Le Brun, 1677
Apotheosis of Henry IV, Peter Paul Rubens, c.
This page was last modified 17:46, 18 March 2006.
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Apotheosis   (52 words)

 Apotheosis > Jim Farris > DiskUs Publishing | CafePress
Apotheosis > Jim Farris > DiskUs Publishing
AVAILABILITY: Books will ship in a minimum of 5 business days.
But that price just may be his own immortal soul...
www.cafepress.com /diskusbooks.14288959   (107 words)

 Sobran's --- The Apotheosis of the Lie
Parson Weems seems to have invented this edifying tale, and it summed up the old American assumption that republican rulers should be virtuous men, with honesty chief among their virtues.
The apotheosis of Abraham Lincoln included the popular myth of “Honest Abe.”
These myths made a deep impression on generations of Americans.
www.sobran.com /apotheosis.shtml   (990 words)

 Images of the base of the column of Antoninus Pius, 161 C. E., Rome. Digital Imaging Project: Art historical images of ...
One side of the base has a dedicatory inscription, two sides record the funerary decursio, a ceremony performed by the Roman cavalry, and one side shows the ascent of the emperor and his wife to Heaven.
Marble relief of the Apotheosis of Emperor Antoninus Pius and his Wife, Faustina
A winged genius (or sometimes identified as Aion, Eternity) carries the royal couple to Heaven.
www.bluffton.edu /~sullivanm/romanpius/romanpius.html   (363 words)

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