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Orgeones
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(ὀργεῶνες/orgeônes, also ὀργειῶνες/orgeiônes, masc. sg. ὀργεών/orgeṓn). Orgeônes in general were 'those in charge of orgia' (Aesch. fr. 144 Radt; Hom. Hymnus ad Apollinem 389: ὀργίονες/orgíones). In the narrower sense, orgeônes (possibly even from as early as the Archaic period: Gai. apud Dig. 47,22,4 ex lege Solonis; not documented in inscriptions before the 4th cent. BC) were members of Attic societies who celebrated (usually annually) sacrificial rites in honour of a hero (hero cult) or a god. They [2] can be split into older associations, which …

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Heinze, Theodor (Geneva), “Orgeones”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e900580>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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