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”6and again,“the young men of the Achaeans brought the gifts.
”7 So much for the etymology of the word "Curetes." The war-dance was a soldiers' dance; and this is plainly indicated both by the "Pyrrhic dance,"8 and by "Pyrrichus," who is said to be the founder of this kind of training for young men, as also by the treatises on military affairs.9
1 "Corai" (see footnote on "girls" and "youths," p. 91).
8 "The Pyrrhic dance of our time seems to be a sort of Dionysiac dance, being more respectable than that of early times, for the dancers have thyrsi instead of spears, and hurl them at one another, and carry fennel-stalks and torches" (Athenaeus 14.631b).
9 Or, following the conjecture of Kramer (see critical note), we should have, instead of but . . . affairs," simply in the work of a soldier."
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