Of with respect to or resembling Apollo
- Alt. of Apollonic
1660s, from Apollo (Greek Apollon) + -ian. The Greek adjective ended up being Apollonios. The word is also attested in English as Apollinarian (1753), Apolline (c.1600).
The art impulse by which one sees things as with a dream, detached from genuine experience. The theoretical, intellectual impulses trying after measure, purchase, and harmony. (Nietzsche, Birth of Tragedy.) In Spengler, Decline associated with the western, the classical character as contrasted aided by the contemporary Faustian age. -- H.H,
(a.) Alt. of Apollonic
This problem, which is sometimes known as the Apollonian Problem, was proposed by Vieta in the 16th century to Adrianus Romanus, who gave a solution by means of a hyperbola.