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χορὸς εἷς: contrasted with οὐδεὶς ἄλλοθεν οὐδαμόθεν. “None of the numerous choruses sent by the various states can compete with the one sent from Athens.” Every four years festival delegations, including choruses, were sent to Delos from the different states of Hellas, in honor of Apollo and Artemis.

εὐανδρία: “a collection of finelooking men.” The handsomest men were chosen to head the procession. So, also, at the Panathenaic festival, the θαλλοφόροι (bearers of the sacred olive branch) were chosen from among the finest-looking old men. Cf. θαλλοφόρους γὰρ τῇ Ἀθηνᾷ τοὺς καλοὺς γέροντας ἐκλέγονται Sym. iv. 17.

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