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Headword: *)epwpteuko/twn
Adler number: epsilon,2845
Translated headword: of full-initiates
Vetting Status: high
Those who have been initiated at Eleusis at the second initiation-ceremony are said to undergo full initiation [epopteuein].
Greek Original:
*)epwpteuko/twn: oi( muhqe/ntes e)n *)eleusi=ni, e)n th=| b# muh/sei e)popteu/ein le/gontai.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., who cites Hyperides fr. 175 Jensen for the headword (perfect participle, genitive plural) and Philochorus FGrH 328 F69a for the broader definition reproduced here.
See generally G.E. Mylonas, Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries (Princeton 1961) 274-278.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 November 2000@06:19:27.
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William Hutton (Cosmetics) on 17 November 2000@00:50:41.
David Whitehead (added notes) on 17 June 2002@08:10:43.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 17 September 2002@07:10:55.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 8 July 2011@03:34:49.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2012@07:20:09.


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