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κάθοδος , Ion. κάτοδος , ,
A.descent, esp. of Demeter, Plu.2.378e; represented in mysteries, Herod.1.56; and so of a procession,ἥρωος κ.Call.Aet.1.1.26: generally, going down,τῶν ἐδεστῶν ἐν τῇ κ. ἡδονήArist.PA690b30, cf. Luc.Nec.2; way down, Id.DMort.27.1; of planets, declination, Cael.510.29.
3. journey down the Nile, POxy. 1119.27 (iii A.D.), etc.
II. coming back, return, E.HF19, Th.3.114; esp. of an exile to his country, Hdt.1.60,61, al., Th.3.85,5.16, etc.; “κ. καὶ ἄδειαId.8.81.
III. cycle, recurrence, χιλίων ἐτῶν κ. a thousand years twice told, in pl., LXXEc.6.6, cf. Phot.; also τρεῖς καθόδους three times, LXX 3 Ki.9.25, cf. Aq.Ex.34.24, al.; “ἄχρι δύο καθόδωνtwice over, Alex.Trall.1.17.
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    • Euripides, Heracles, 19
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.60
    • Old Testament, Ecclesiastes, 6.6
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.81
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.114
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.85
    • Old Testament, 1 Kings, 9.25
    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.16
    • Lucian, Necyomantia, 2
    • Lucian, Dialogi mortuorum, 27.1
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 1.2.4
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