thiasus


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thiasus

(ˈθaɪəsəs)
n
(in ancient Greece) a congregation of people who have gathered to sing and dance at a festival in honour of a god
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Furthermore, Attis's group of fellow-devotees is described as a thiasus (27), the standard term for a band of Maenads.
(4) Thiasus, Lucius' owner in Corinth and ambitious to become a quinquennial magistrate, sought to secure this elevation and its gloria publica by promising a lavish three-day gladiatorial show (10,18).
Thiasus rewarded his freedman for arranging Lucius' sexual encounter with the lady of rank (10,23).
simul haec comitibus Attis cecinit notha mulier, thiasus repente linguis trepidantibus ululat, love tympanum remugit, cava cymbala recrepant, viridem citus adit Idam properante pede chores.
later on the wealthy Thiasus) who, to others except O.
The next section of book 10, chapters 13--18 concerns the cook-brothers and Lucius' new master, Thiasus, who stages lavish entertainments and treats his donkey as a conuiua.
She also introduces interesting observations on the character of Thiasus. Although his most apparent trait may be his affectionate relationship with his remarkable donkey, Z.