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Headword: Θίασος
Adler number: theta,378
Translated headword: thiasos, company, troop
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] band. Also [sc. attested is the related term] θιασώτης ["thiasos-member"].
Aristophanes [writes]: "for the company of Muses is here, making music in the master's house."[1]
"He had a exceedingly large company of actors and dancers about him."[2]
Greek Original:
Θίασος: χορός. καὶ Θιασώτης. Ἀριστοφάνης: ἐπιδημεῖ γὰρ θίασος Μουσῶν ἔνδον μελάθρων τῶν δεσποσύνων μελοποιῶν. θίασόν τε μίμων καὶ κορδακιστῶν περὶ αὑτὸν μάλα πλῆθος εἶχε.
See also theta 379, theta 380, theta 381.
[1] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae 40-42; cf. epsilon 3792.
[2] Aelian fr. 271 Domingo-Forasté (273 Hercher).
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; meter and music; stagecraft
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 25 February 2008@22:40:49.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; cosmetics) on 26 February 2008@06:05:02.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 2) on 6 September 2011@00:27:21.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2013@09:15:24.


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