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Headword: *sa/turos
Adler number: sigma,154
Translated headword: satyr, Satyros
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] dancer.
Greek Original:
*sa/turos: xoreuth/s.
It is hard to be sure whether this headword is lower- or upper-case. If -- as is more likely -- it is the former, the entry (also in the Synagoge and Photius) is simply glossing the term satyr with reference to the 'frolics' (OCD4 s.v.) such a semi-wild creature (beta 51 etc.) characteristically indulged in. Alternatively Satyros is a homonym, in which case an identification might be made with the comic actor S. of Marathon, a celebrity of the mid-fourth century BCE mentioned by Demosthenes, Aeschines and others (LGPN ii s.v. no.75, and under omicron 736, pi 2579, phi 769).
Keywords: biography; definition; history; meter and music; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 November 2005@10:06:43.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 1 December 2005@11:35:49.
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