Choragic monument

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Choragic monument a building or column built by a victorious choragus for the reception and exhibition of the tripod which he received as a prize. Those of Lysicrates and Thrasyllus are still to be seen at Athens.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Choragic monument a small temple on which were dedicated the tripods given in the Dionysian contests to the victorious chorus
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chorēgoschoros, chorus, and agein, to lead.

Usage

In literature:

Another choragic monument was that of Thrasyllus, which faced a cave in the Acropolis rock above the Dionysiac theatre.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Close by is the monument to Dugald Stewart, a copy of the choragic monument of Lysicrates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 10" by Various
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