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(ˌsɪθ əˈri ən)

1. of or pertaining to Aphrodite.
2. of or pertaining to the planet Venus.
[1865–70; < Latin Cytherē(a) < Greek Kythéreia an epithet of Aphrodite]
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He then aimed a spear at Ajax, and missed him, but he hit Lycophron a follower of Ajax, who came from Cythera, but was living with Ajax inasmuch as he had killed a man among the Cythereans.
Here he applies the notion to polis thought, which he proposes as a subdivision of academic political theory, and develops before explaining its cytherean components.
In this process, past images of her--the Cytherean and the Erycine--are necessarily remembered and forgotten.