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πότνιαι, Demeter and Persephone (Cora), who in Ar. Th. 1156 are called “Θεσμοφόρω πολυποτνία”. Cp. 683.

τιθηνοῦνται, as the spiritual nurturers of their faithful votaries. Simonides, too, has this word in a fig. sense, fr. 150. 7εὖ δ᾽ ἐτιθηνεῖτο γλυκερὰν ὄπα Δωρίοις Ἀρίστων Ἀργεῖος” ("cultivated").

τέλη: Plat. Rep. 560Eτελουμένου ψυχὴν μεγάλοισι τέλεσι”: Eur. Hipp. 25σεμνῶν ἐς ὄψιν καὶ τέλη μυστηρίων”: Aesch. fr. 377 “μυστικοῦ τέλους”: in prose usu. “τελεταί”.

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    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 1156
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 25
    • Plato, Republic, 560e
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 683
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