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Μουσεῖον , τό,
A.shrine of the Muses, seat or haunt of the Muses, Aeschin. 1.10: hence,
2. home of music or poetry, μουσεῖα θρηνήμασι ξυνῳδά choirs chiming in with dirges, E.Hel.174 (lyr.); ἀηδόνων μ. choir of nightingales, Id.Fr.88; parodied “χελιδόνων μουσεῖαAr.Ra. 93; “τὸ Νυμφῶν νᾶμά τε καὶ μ. λόγωνPl.Phdr.278b (but μουσεῖα λόγων, οἷον διπλασιολογία κτλ. gallery of tropes, ib.267b): generally, school of art or letters, τὸ τῆς Ἑλλάδος μ., of Athens, Ath.5.187d, cf. Plu.2.736d; τὸ τῆς φύσεως μ., a phrase of Alcidamas censured by Arist. Rh.1406a25.
3. a Museum, i. e. a philosophical school and library, such as that of Plato at Athens, D.L.4.1, etc.; at Alexandria, Str.17.1.8, BMus.Inscr.1076 (Antinoe), etc.; περιπατοῦν M. 'a walking library', of Longinus, Eun.VSp.456 B.
II. the Museum, a hill at Athens, Paus.1.25.8.
III. as the title of a book, Alcid. ap. Stob. 4.52.22.
IV. Μουσεῖα, τά, festival of the Muses, Paus.9.31.2: sg., Ath.14.629a; “τὰ Μ. θῦσαιPhld.Acad.Ind.p.41 M.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aeschines, Against Timarchus, 10
    • Aristophanes, Frogs, 93
    • Euripides, Helen, 174
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.25.8
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.31.2
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 267b
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 278b
    • Strabo, Geography, 17.1.8
    • Diogenes Laertius, Vitae philosophorum, 4.1
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