ἀγύρτην （ἀγείρω）, a priest, esp. of Cybele（μητραγύρτης, or, when she had the lunar attributes, μηναγύρτης）, who sought money from house to house（“ἐπὶ τὰς τῶν πλουσίων θύρας ἰόντες,” Plat. Rep. 364b）, or in public places, for predictions or expiatory rites: Maximus Tyrius 19. 3 τῶν ἐν τοῖς κύκλοις ἀγειρόντων ... , οἳ δυοῖν ὀβολοῖν τῷ προστυχόντι ἀποθεσπίζουσιν.ἐν τοῖς κέρδεσιν in the case of gains: cp. Soph. Aj. 1315 “ἐν ἐμοὶ θρασύς;” rather than, “on opportunities for gain”（= ὅταν ᾖ κερδαίνειν） as Ellendt takes it. Cicero's videbat in litteris （Cic. Tusc. 5.38.112, quoted by Schneid.） seems not strictly similar, meaning rather “in the region of letters” （like in tenebris）.
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