prytaneum


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prytaneum

(ˌprɪtəˈniːəm)
n, pl -nea (-ˈniːə)
1. (Archaeology) the public hall of a city in ancient Greece
2. (Architecture) the public hall of a city in ancient Greece
[Latin, from Greek prutaneion, from prutanis, prutaneus]
References in classic literature ?
He, the benefactor of the Athenian people, whose whole life has been spent in doing them good, should at least have the Olympic victor's reward of maintenance in the Prytaneum. Or why should he propose any counter-penalty when he does not know whether death, which Anytus proposes, is a good or an evil?
Socrates's condemnation of himself to be maintained in all honor in the Prytaneum, during his life, and Sir Thomas More's playfulness at the scaffold, are of the same strain.
Ya habia presentado en 1983 una autoentrevista en la primera Gaceta de Colcultura en torno a Prytaneum. Ahora nos presenta lo que facilmente podria denominarse ficcion, pues con las preguntas, que originalmente le enviamos, Cano Gaviria compuso--bajo el sarcasmo y la critica contra el entrevistador y la invencion de un posible dialogo (casi) novelesco--un ejercicio de creacion literaria que ratifica su talento.
Furthermore, in ancient Greek, every state had its Prytaneum (sacred to Hestia) that featured a common hearth in which fire burned perpetually for the city (see Frazer, "Prytaneum" 146).