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κῆρυξ , υκος: herald. The heralds convoked the popular assembly, kept order at trials, bore as sign of their office a staff (see cut, from an archaic relief, No. 114), which they handed over to him who had the right to speak. They served also as messengers of the chiefs and as their assistants in sacrifice. Epithets, θεῖοι, Διὸς ἄγγελοι, Διὶ φίλοι. κήρυκι Ἠπυτίδῃ, Il. 17.324.
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