A.of or for a public festival or assembly, “οἱ ὄχλοι οἱ π.” Isoc.12.263; πολυτέλεια, κόσμος, Plu. 2.608f.
II. generally, solemn, festive, λόγος festival oration, such as those pronounced at the Olympic games, panegyric, Isoc.5.9,84, al.; Ἰσοκράτης ἐν τῷ π. in his Panegyric, Arist.Rh.1408b15; π. εἶδος [τῆς ῥητορικῆς] Phld.Rh.2.251 S.; “τὰ π.” Plu.2.79b: Comp. -ώτερος, of Isocrates himself, D.H.Vett.Cens.5.2; -ώτεραι διηγήσεις Aps.p.257 H.