A Table of Comparison Between the Apollonian and the Dionysian


                     Apollonian Dionysian
Apollo: god of sun, prophocy, healing Dionysus: god of wine
Cultural Prototype Classicism Romanticism
Quality Sunny, serene Stormy, turbulent
Rational, disciplined Irrational, undisciplined

Suggested literary references about this comparision:
Nitzsche, The Birth of Tragedy: "Apollonian vs Dionysian"
Mathew Arnold, The Social History of Art, " Hellenism vs Hebraism"
Shiller: "the naive vs the sentimental"