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n.1.(Gr. Antiq.) A member of one of the ten sections into which the Athenian senate of five hundred was divided, and to each of which belonged the presidency of the senate for about one tenth of the year.
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He killed Coeranus, Alastor, Chromius, Alcandrus, Halius, Noemon, and Prytanis, and would have slain yet more, had not great Hector marked him, and sped to the front of the fight clad in his suit of mail, filling the Danaans with terror.
Frazer suggests that "the prytanis was anciently the king or perhaps rather the chief or headman of a petty independent town and that the prytaneum was his house" (147).
From now on the prytanis supervised the celebration of the mysteries of Artemis.
Pray, Kyton, that your gifts give as much delight to the divine son of Leto, prytanis of the fair-dancing agora, as the praise you have from foreigners and those who dwell in Corinth, lord of delights, by reason of your crowns.
Some require that sales must be made through a herald and announced several days in advance, others that it be made before a public official, as with Pittakos before the basileis and the prytanis.
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At Thesmophoriazousai 926-49 (MacDowell, 333), only three (not five) actors are required, with the actor playing Euripides returning as the Prytanis.
The attribution of the Spartan/Argive hostility to Prytanis (the fourth Eurypontid) must be simple transferral from the fourth Agiad, Labotas, or vice versa.
Eurysthenes Procles Prehistoric The Chronography Agis Sous (Herodotus) Echestratos Eurypon Labotas Prytanis Doryssos Eunomos Agesilaos I Polydectes Archelaus Charillos Teleclos Nicander Alcamenes Theopompus Polydoros Zeuxidamos Eurycrates Anaxidamos Anaxander Archidamos I Eurycrates II Agesicles Leon Ariston c.
Euripides' Relative and a woman (Kritylla) are on-stage, Euripides exits at the end of 927, and the Prytanis and a Skythian archer enter at 929.