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Σάτυρος 1

I.a Satyr, companion of Bacchus, Hes., etc.: the Satyrs were represented with pointed ears, snub nose, goat's tail, and budding horns: later, goats' legs were added. They differed from Pan and Fauns by the want of real horns.
II.a play in which the chorus consisted of Satyrs, the Satyric drama (not to be confounded with the Rom. Satura or Satira), Ar. It formed the fourth piece of a Tragic tetralogy: the only Satyric drama extant is the Cyclops of Eur.
deriv. uncertain

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