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ἐπόπτ-ης , ου, , (ἐπόψομαι)
A.overseer, watcher, esp. of a god, “ΠυθῶνοςPi.N.9.5, cf. Epich.266 ; “ πάντων . θεόςLXX Es.5.1 ; title of Poseidon, Paus.8.30.1 ; of the Sun, OGI666.25 (Egypt, i A. D.); “δαίμονες . τῶν ἀνθρωπίνωνTi.Locr. 105a ; “ὥσπερ ἐπόπτας τῶν στρατηγουμένωνD.4.25 ; . γῆς καὶ θαλάσσης, of Pompey, JHS27.64 (Cyzicus); of Augustus, IGRom.4.309 (Pergam.); . εἰρήνης, of a police magistrate, POxy.991 (iv A.D.).
2. simply, spectator,πόνωνA.Pr.301.
3. inspector, Cod.Just.10.16.13 Intr.
II. one admitted to the highest grade of the mysteries, IG12.6.51, Plu.Alc.22, etc., cf. “ἐφόπταιIG12(8).205.3 (Samothrace) : c. gen., “μυστηρίων .Michel1141 (ibid.) ; τινος PMag.Lond.121.572 : metaph., “. τῆς ἐκείνου μεγαλειότητος2 Ep.Pet.1.16.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 301
    • Demosthenes, Philippic 1, 25
    • New Testament, 2 Peter, 1.16
    • Old Testament, Esther, 5.1
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8.30.1
    • Plutarch, Alcibiades, 22
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