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δημιουργ-ός , Ep. δημιοεργός (also Hdt.7.31 codd.), , who works for the people, skilled workman, handicraftsman (opp. ἰδιώτης, Pl. Plt.298c, Prt.327c, Ion531c), Od.17.383, 19.135; “ἐχάλκευσε ξίφος . . Αιδης δ. ἄγριοςS.Aj.1035; of medical practitioners, Hp.VM1, Pl.Smp. 186d; but opp. scientific physicians (ἀρχιτεκτονικοί), Arist.Pol.1282a3; of sculptors, Pl.R.529e; of confectioners and cooks, Hdt.7.31, Men.518.12 (fem.), Antiph.225, Alexandr.Com.3; μέλιτος δ., of the bee, Jul.Or.8.241a; οἱ δ. the artisan class at Athens, Arist.Ath.13.2, Plu.Thes.25; opp. πολιτικοί, Pl.Ap.23e; δαμιουργοί, = πόρναι, Hsch.
3. creator, producer,νυκτός τε καὶ ἡμέραςPl.Ti.40c; “οὐρανοῦId.R.530a; esp. in later philosophy, the Creator of the visible world, Demiurge, [Philol.]21, Hp.Ep.23, Ph.1.632, etc.; “ νοῦς ἀπεκύησε ἕτερον νοῦν δ.Corp.Herm.1.9; also name for μονάς, Theol.Ar.5.24: as Adj., δ. λόγος creative reason, Metaph.7.27.
II. in many Greek states, title of a magistrate, Th.5.47 (Mantinea), Epist. Philipp. ap. D.18.157 (Peloponnesus), Plb.23.5.16 (Achaean League), etc.:—Dor. δαμιωργός , IG12(3).174 (Astypalaea); δαμιουργός , ib. 4.679 (Hermione); δαμιοργός , ib.5(1).1390.116 (Andania, i B. C.); δαμιεργός , ib.12(3).168 (Astypalaea):—Ion. δημιοργός , ib.12(7).241 (Amorgos), Michel368.1 (Samos).—In Arist.Pol.1275b29 there is a play upon the double meaning.
III. as a priestly title, “δ. θεᾶς ῬώμηςBGU937.9 (iii A. D.).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (22):
    • Aeschines, Against Ctesiphon, 215
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 13.2
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 157
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.31
    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.383
    • Homer, Odyssey, 19.135
    • Plato, Republic, 529e
    • Plato, Republic, 500d
    • Plato, Republic, 530a
    • Plato, Apology, 23e
    • Plato, Statesman, 298c
    • Plato, Symposium, 188d
    • Plato, Symposium, 186d
    • Plato, Gorgias, 453a
    • Plato, Protagoras, 327c
    • Plato, Timaeus, 40c
    • Plato, Ion, 531c
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 1035
    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.47
    • Polybius, Histories, 23.5.16
    • Hippocrates, De prisca medicina, 1
    • Plutarch, Theseus, 25
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