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Headword: Θίασος
Adler number: theta,380
Translated headword: thiasos, sect
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The throng gathered together to worship and honor a god. So Demosthenes and Xenophon [sc. use the term].[1] But Ion assigns the name to any kind of gathering.[2] The word for those participating in the thiasoi was θιασῶται . So Isaeus.[3]
Greek Original:
Θίασος: τὸ ἀθροιζόμενον πλῆθος ἐπὶ τέλει καὶ τιμῇ θεοῦ. οὕτως Δημοσθένης καὶ Ξενοφῶν. Ἴων δὲ ἐπὶ παντὸς ἀθροίσματος τάττει τοὔνομα. θιασῶται δὲ ἐκαλοῦντο οἱ κοινωνοῦντες τῶν θιάσων. οὕτως Ἰσαῖος.
Notes:
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
See also theta 378, theta 379, theta 381.
[1] Demosthenes 19.199 and 281; Xenophon, Memorabilia 2.1.31.
[2] Ion of Chios fr.32 Nauck.
[3] Isaeus 9.30.
Keywords: daily life; definition; historiography; religion; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 November 2000@07:49:05.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics; augmented notes) on 13 August 2003@21:59:02.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 August 2003@03:14:48.
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