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Headword: Ὄρχησις
Adler number: omicron,670
Translated headword: dance, dancing
Vetting Status: high
Homer knows two dances, the one performed by acrobats and the one with the ball. Aristonikos of Karystos, the ball-player of king Alexander [sc. the Great], danced the ball-dance.
Greek Original:
Ὄρχησις: δύο ὀρχήσεις οἶδεν ὁ Ὅμηρος, τὴν τῶν κυβιστητήρων καὶ τὴν διὰ τῆς σφαίρας. τὴν δὲ σφαιριστικὴν ἔπαιξεν Ἀριστόνικος ὁ Καρύστιος, Ἀλεξάνδρου τοῦ βασιλέως σφαιριστής.
From Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.14D and 19A (= 1.25 and 1.34 Kaibel). See also omicron 671, omicron 672.
cf. sigma 1719, chi 398.
Keywords: biography; daily life; epic; geography; meter and music
Translated by: John Dant on 20 August 2010@23:06:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 August 2010@05:46:50.
David Whitehead on 22 August 2010@05:47:59.
David Whitehead on 23 July 2013@05:52:15.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 July 2013@23:34:01.


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