A Table of Comparison Between the Apollonian and the Dionysian
|Apollo: god of sun, prophocy, healing||Dionysus: god of wine|
|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"