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Headword: Ὄργια
Adler number: omicron,515
Translated headword: secret rites
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] mysteries, sacred rites.[1]
"Straightway it was common for everyone to say that this fellow had celebrated the rites of the Chians' goddess and the ithyphalloi."[2]
Greek Original:
Ὄργια: μυστήρια, ἱερά. εὐθὺς ἅπασι πρόχειρον λέγειν, ὅτι ἄνθρωπος οὗτος τῇ Χίων θεῷ καὶ τοῖς ἰθυφάλλοις ὠργίακεν.
Notes:
cf. omicron 511.
[1] Same or similar glossing, variously, in other lexica; references at Photius omicron438 Theodoridis.
[2] Synesius, Praise of Baldness PG 66.1204b; already at beta 403, and cf. theta 381.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 January 2004@01:20:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 29 January 2004@03:23:17.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 7 July 2013@06:51:35.

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