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Headword: Θίασος
Adler number: theta,380
Translated headword: thiasos, sect
Vetting Status: high
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.
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.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 10 July 2011@08:33:17.


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