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- adj. Almost mythic; having certain qualities of a myth or legend.
But, as Davis points out, her's and Schnabel's are just two ways to tell a semimythic tale of a counter-culture hero.
In search of primal, natural truths, revolutionaries looked back to pre-Christian antiquity -- adopting pagan names like "Anaxagoras" Chaumette and "Anacharsis" Cloots, idealizing above all the semimythic Pythagoras as the model intellect-turned-revolutionary and the Pythagorean belief in prime numbers, geometric forms, and the higher harmonies of music.