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Ὠιδεῖον , τό,
A.the Odeum, a public building at Athens built by Pericles for musical performances (ᾠδαί), having an orchestra, And. 1.38, IG22.1688.3, Eup.18D.; and other apparatus of a theatre, Paus. 1.8.6, 1.14.1; used as a law-court, Ar.V.1109 (troch., cf. Sch.), D.59.52; for philos. disputations, Alex.25.2, D.L.7.184, Plu.2.605a; for soldiers' quarters, X.HG2.4.9,24; as a place for distributing corn, D.34.37: it seems to have been circular, with a peaked roof, whence the line of Cratin.71, σχινοκέφαλος Ζεὺς ὁδὶ προσέρχεται Περικλέης, τᾠδεῖον ἐπὶ τοῦ κρανίου ἔχων, cf. Plu.Per.13, Thphr. Char.3.4: rebuilt, after having been burnt, by Ariobarzanes, App. Mith.38.
2. of other music-halls, as that at Athens, built by Herodes Atticus, Paus.7.20.6; at Corinth, Id.2.3.6; at Patrae, Id.7.20.6; at Patara, Epigr.Gr.412; at Samos, GDI5702.41 (iv B. C.); at Rome, built by Hadrian, D.C.69.4; “θεατροειδὲς .CIG4614 (Palestine).
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