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n.1.(Zool.) A genus of small beetles, one species of which (E. viti) is very injurious to the vines in the wine countries of Europe.
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Further, the insignificance of Triptolemus and Eumolpus point to considerable antiquity, and the digamma is still active.
111,6 ivi ibi ibi ibi 118,1 Molti giovani, Multos inquit Multos inquit Multos, inquit dicea Eumolpo Eumolpus Eumolpus Eumolpus, iuvenes iuvenes iuvenes Sat.
She gives a new meaning to the much discussed scene of the handing of the peplos which she sees as a depiction relating to the sacrifice of one of Erechtheus' daughters to save the city of Athens when threatened by Eumolpus. For Connelly, this slab does not refer to the Panathenaic events but to a heroic act, "the ultimate sacrifice" (Connelly 2014: 165) for the continuity and well-being of Athens.
Amusingly, one of the chief characters in the Satyricon (see above) is Eumolpus, an impoverished but lecherous poet who lives as a parasite at the expense of rich people.
Poseidon and Eumolpus, the chief priest who revealed things during the Mysteries, each sit beneath a handle, legs facing the gods on the reverse but looking over their shoulders at the founding of the Mysteries on the other side.
In Theocri-tus's able hands Linus has been transformed from a music teacher (a role now played by Eumolpus) into a literate Alexandrian.
the impoverished, wandering bard Eumolpus, whom Encolpius encounters
Loosely based on the dramatic fragment Eumolpus, by Euripides, the drama tells the tragic story of the ancient Athenian King, Erechtheus.
His comment attracts the attention of Eumolpus, who tells him the sordid joke about the Pergamene boy.
He had to travel to Eleusis and seek the help of the priest Eumolpus, who initiated Hercules into the Eleusinian Mysteries so that he might survive his battle with the hound of Hades.
Tenor Peter Wedd and narrator Pooky Quesnel superbly took on the roles of the priest Eumolpus and Persephone, while the combined ranks of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus added a haunting accompaniment, with the entire 56 minute piece sung in French.
Secondly in the Satyricon, there is Petronius's creation of the epic poetry and the poetic criticism of the old fraud Eumolpus who offers a view and a sample (at some length) of Neronian poetry--the target here is Lucan--in a way still not understood.