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Σι_ληνός , , Silenus, companion of Dionysus, Pi.Fr.156 (s. v.l.), Hdt.7.26, 8.138, etc.; father of the Satyrs, E.Cyc.13,82,269: the older Satyrs were called Σιληνοί, h.Ven.262, D.S.3.72; but S. was distinguished by prophetic powers, Ael.VH3.18.
2. a figure of Silenus, used as a casket for precious pieces of sculpture, Pl.Smp. 215a, 215b. (Freq. written Σειλ-, but Σιλ- in early Inscrr., IG12.51 (v B.C.), Kretschmer Griech.Vaseninschr.p.132.)
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 82
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 13
    • Euripides, Cyclops, 269
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.26
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.138
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 5 to Aphrodite, 262
    • Plato, Symposium, 215a
    • Plato, Symposium, 215b
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 3.72
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 3.18
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