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πρυ^τα^ν-εύω (also βρυτανεύω , IG9(1).111 (Elatea), cf. πρυτανεῖον), be πρύτανις or president, hold sway, ἀθανάτοισι among them, h.Ap.68; so of God, Ph.2.595.
2. to be chairman of a board, D.21.87; of a βουλή, POxy.2130.7 (iii A.D.), etc.
II. at Athens, hold the presidency, prop. of the tribe in order of πρυτανεία in βουλή and “ἐκκλησία, ἔτυχεν . . φυλὴ [Ἀντιοχὶς] πρυτανεύουσαPl.Ap.32b, cf. Grg.473e; “Ἀκαμαντὶς ἐπρυτάνευεIG12.16, Th.4.118, etc.: sts. of an individual member of the πρυτανεία, IG12.39.14, al., Antipho 6.45; “οἱ τότε πρυτανεύσαντεςAnd.1.46.
b. generally, of the mover of a motion, “ πρυτανεύσας ταῦτα καὶ πείσαςD.15.3.
2. π. περὶ εἰρήνης put the question on a motion for peace, this being the duty of the Prytanes, Ar.Ach.60; “εἰρήνην πρυτανεῦσαιIsoc.4.121: hence,
3. π. τινὶ εἰρήνην obtain peace for another, Luc.Demon.9, cf. PStrassb.5.8 (Pass., iii A.D.); “φιλίαν τισίD.C.46.11; “πᾶσι τὰ ἀγαθάAristid.Or.26(14).109; [αἱ Πλειάδες] τὸ ἔαρ ἡμῖν π. herald the spring, Procop.Gaz.p.141 B.
III. generally, control, regulate, joined with διοικεῖν, D.5.6:—Pass., πρυτανεύεσθαι παρά τινος to suffer oneself to be guided by one, Id.9.60.
2. metaph., δεῖπνον χαριέντως πεπρυτανευμένον served daintily, Alex.110.4; of persons, to be entertained, “χορηγίᾳ βασιλικῇPlu.2.602a.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (14):
    • Andocides, On the Mysteries, 46
    • Antiphon, On the Choreutes, 45
    • Demosthenes, On the Peace, 6
    • Demosthenes, Philippic 3, 60
    • Demosthenes, On the Liberty of the Rhodians, 3
    • Demosthenes, Against Midias, 87
    • Homeric Hymns, Hymn 3 to Apollo, 68
    • Isocrates, Panegyricus, 121
    • Plato, Apology, 32b
    • Plato, Gorgias, 473e
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 60
    • Thucydides, Histories, 4.118
    • Lucian, Demonax, 9
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 46.11
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