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[388] ἀγύρτηνἀγείρω), 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. 1315ἐν ἐμοὶ θρασύς;” rather than, “on opportunities for gain”(= ὅταν κερδαίνειν) as Ellendt takes it. Cicero's videbat in litterisCic. 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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