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Triumph, Triumphal procession
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Ritual marking the end of a campaign of warfare. At the same time it constituted the army's rite of entry into the city and the highest attainable honour for the general.

[German version]

I. Name and origins

The Latin triumphus is derived from the interjection io triump(h)e, which had formed from the Greek cry θριάμβε/thriámbe in the cult of Dionysus (Varro, Ling. 6,68; Serv. Aen. 10,775) and was originally a plea for the manifestation of the god, comparable to the fivefold triumpe in the cult song of the Ar…

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Eder, Walter (Berlin), “Triumph, Triumphal procession”, 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 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1221100>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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