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n.1.A festival; a public assembly.
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Contrast this with an exchange between two sisters, Pamphila and Panegyris, in Plautus's Stichus, in which the objector genuinely disagrees with her sister and supports unquestioning loyalty to one's husband (34-47):
Ya tomados los recaudos necesarios acerca de los titulos, veamos otros casos, mas breves, en los cuales se ve involucrado el panegirico: en el "Funebre panegyris que a las Honras del muy piadoso Diego del Castillo, consagro el Convento de Religiosas Descalcas de Santa Ysabel de esta Ciudad de Mexico.
Viene del griego [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII], panegyrikos, y este de [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII], panegyris, 'reunion de todo el pueblo'.
It was first reinscribed to honor a 4th-century archon who also held "the office of the president of the [Eleusinian] panegyris festival" and probably enjoyed family ties to the sanctuary and priesthoods at Eleusis.
82) Manuel de San Joseph, Florido Aromatico Panegyris .
De antiquitate et dignitate scholac medicae parisiensis panegyris.
panegyric Greek panegyrikos, from panegyrikos (adjective) of or for a festival or assembly, a derivative of panegyris general or national assembly, from pan-all + agyris gathering
1) In the initial scenes, (2) the plot focuses on two sisters, Pamphila and Panegyris, (3) as they wait for their long-lost husbands to return from a journey abroad.
Panegyris advises her not to worry, because he would never do such a thing, but she concedes that their father has a point: they have no idea where their husbands are, what they arc doing, or if they are alive (31-3).
We may reasonably assume that Pamphila's underlying concern is what Panegyris will do when and if their father presses the point of remarriage.
In response to Pamphila's statement, Panegyris says that they must endure whatever the one with more power does (pati nos oportet quod ille facial, cuius potestas plus potest, 69).
It is significant that Panegyris states that they must win their case by prevailing verbally {exorando) rather than by attacking openly (advorsando), and that with kindness (per gratiam) they might get what they want (impetrassere, 71).