choregus

(redirected from choregi)

cho·re·gus

 (kə-rē′gəs, -rā′-)
n. pl. cho·re·gi (-jī′)
Variant of choragus.

choregus

(kəˈriːɡəs)
n
1. (Theatre) the producer or financier of a dramatist's works in Ancient Greece
2. (Education) the name given to an official at Oxford University who now aids the Professor of Music but who was originally assigned to oversee musical rehearsal
3. (Music, other) a person who conducts or directs a choir or specialized group of people

cho•ra•gus

(kəˈreɪ gəs, koʊ-, kɔ-)

also choregus



n., pl. -gi (-jī), -gus•es.
1. (in ancient Greece) the leader of a dramatic chorus.
2. any conductor or leader of something, esp. of a musical ensemble or entertainment.
[1620–30; < Latin < Greek chorāgós,chorēgós <chor(ós) chorus + ágein to lead]
cho•rag•ic (kəˈrædʒ ɪk, -ˈreɪ dʒɪk) adj.
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The priests, for instance, in the first place; for these are to be considered as very different from civil magistrates: to these we may add the choregi and heralds; nay, even ambassadors are elected: there are some civil employments which belong to the citizens; and these are either when they are all engaged in one thing, as when as soldiers they obey their general, or when part of them only are, as in governing the women or educating the youth; and also some economic, for they often elect corn-meters: others are servile, and in which, if they are rich, they employ slaves.