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ἀγοραῖος [α^γ], ον, (fem. -αία epith. of Artemis and Athena, v. infr.):—, of, or belonging to the ἀγορά, Ζεὺς . as guardian of popular assemblies, Hdt.5.46, A.Eu.973 (lyr.), E.Heracl.70; Ἑρμῆς . as patron of traffic, Ar.Eq.297, cf. IPE12.128 (Olbia), IG12(8).67 (Thasos), Paus.1.15.1; Ἄρτεμις . at Olympia, Id.5.15.4; Ἀθηνᾶ . at Sparta, Id.3.11.9; generally, “θεοὶ .A.Ag.90.
2. of things, τὰ . details of market-business, Pl.R.425c.
II. frequenting the market, “ . ὄχλοςX.HG6.2.23; “δήμου εἶδοςArist.Pol.1291b19, etc.; τὸ . πλῆθος . . τὸ περὶ τὰς πράσεις καὶ τὰς ὠνὰς καὶ τὰς ἐμπορίας καὶ καπηλείας διατρῖβον ib.1291a4:—ἀγοραῖοι (with or without ἄνθρωποι), οἱ, those who frequented the ἀγορά, Hdt.1.93, 2.141; opp. ἔμποροι, X. Vect.3.13, but = traders (i.e. sutlers), Ael.Tact.2.2:—hence, the common sort, low fellows, Ar.Ra.1015, Pl.Prt.347c, Thphr.Char.6.2; of agitators, Act.Ap.17.5, Plu.Aem.38: Comp., the baser sort, Ptol. Euerg.1. Adv. “-αίως, λέγεινD.H.Rh.10.11.
2. of things, vulgar, “σκώμματαAr.Pax750; “τοὺς νοῦς . ἧττον . . ποιῶId.Fr.471; . φιλία (opp. ἐλευθέριος) Arist.EN1162b26; common, “ἄρτοιLync. ap. Ath.3.109d.
III. generally, proper to the ἀγορά, skilled in, suited for forensic speaking, Plu.Per.11, al.:—ἀγοραι̂ͅος (sc. ἡμέρα) court-day, assize, “τὰς . ποιεῖσθαιStr.13.4.12; ἄγειν τὴν . Epist. Galb. ap. J.AJ14.10.21, cf.Act.Ap.19.38, IGRom.4.790. Adv. -ως in forensic style, Plu. CG4, Ant.24.
2. ἀγοραῖος, , = tabellio, notary, Aristid.Or.50(26).94, Edict.Diocl.7.41, Gloss.; also, pleader, advocate, in pl., Philostr.VA 6.36.
b. ἀγοραῖος, , market-day, IGRom.4.1381 (Lydia). (The distn. ἀγόραιος vulgar, ἀγοραῖος public speaker, drawn by Ammon., etc., is prob. fictitious.)
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