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Partheneia [partheneusis, parthenia]locked

  • Thomas J. Mathiesen

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Dancing chorus of maidens. The maiden chorus is attested from the earliest days of ancient Greek musical culture. Reference is made to a dancing chorus of maidens and young men in the Iliad (xviii.590–606), and the Homeric Hymn to Apollo (156–64) refers to a chorus of maidens at Delos, who skilfully sang hymns to Apollo, Leto and Artemis. Scenes of dancing women appear on numerous vases, sometimes playing the crotala and dancing alone, at other times holding hands and dancing as a chorus. Pseudo-Plutarch (...

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